Ector County Commissioners Discuss Illegal Dumping Issues

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - In Ector County, the issue of illegal dumping took center stage.

It's a big problem in the County.

The Environmental Enforcement Program says residents are dumping everything from household trash to other bulk items.

Residents are tossing those items onto the roadside or in caliche pits.

We're told the mess is starting to pile on because more people are coming into town while others just don't want to pay to properly dump.

The problem has gotten so out of control that reserve deputies are now being trained to help with enforcement.

This isn't just an eye-sore problem.
It's also a potentially dangerous health problem.

If hazardous waste is being tossed from the oil fields, it could easily get into our water supply.