HARRODSBURG - Carl Sparks, 48, 735 Cummins Ferry Road, Salvisa, has been fined $11,300 for failure to bring a septic system at his home into compliance with health department regulations.
Tony White, Mercer County Health Department environmentalist and environmental supervisor, was in court last week when Sparks appeared before Mercer District Court Judge Jeff Dotson.
White said today that the case has been going on for almost two years. White said Sparks had put in a septic system and covered it with soil and occupied the house without getting the system inspected and approved.
"Once you occupy the residence, you're in violation," White said. "The court told him to get it inspected and approved.
"I went down in September to inspect it, and it was not in compliance."
Sparks appeared in court in October, and the judge gave him until mid-November to get the system inspected and approved. The judge also told Sparks he would be fined $100 a day after mid-November if it was not approved, White said.