San Antonio, Texas, November 9, 2017: Today the Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true
bill of indictment charging SAN MAN, Inc., a Texas corporation, with
the environmental crime of “Intentional or Knowing Unauthorized Discharge of a
Pollutant” in violation of Section 7.145 of the Texas Water Code. This charge results from conditions at the
Oak Hollow Mobile Home Park where a number of septic systems failed and
discharged effluent sewage to the surface soil in the yards of the park’s
MAN, Inc. owns the Oak Hollow Mobile Home Park, a 7.8 acre property divided
into over 60 mobile home parcels, and located at 6348 Prue Road.
October of 2016, the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Bexar
County Environmental Services, in conjunction with the City of San Antonio,
initiated an investigation in response to reports that septic systems at the
Oak Hollow Mobile Home Park were defective and presenting a health and safety
hazard to the park’s residents. This
investigation revealed that a number of the park’s septic systems had failed
resulting in effluent sewage rising to the soil surface and saturating
residents’ yards. Testing of these
contaminated soil indicated concentrations of human-originated E. Coli bacteria
greatly in excess of the standards considered safe for human contact.
or Knowing Unauthorized Discharge of a Pollutant is punishable by a fine of not
less than $1,000 or more than $250,000 for a corporation.