Dec 03, 2019 2:20 PM

Former water operator in Kan. sentenced for false report

Posted Dec 03, 2019 2:20 PM

WICHITA, KAN. - The former operator of the water system in Garden Plain, Kan., was sentenced Monday to a year on federal probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for falsifying a report on the quality of the city's drinking water, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Arthur Wolfe, 64, Norwich, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of a making a false statement in a report to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that was required by the Environmental Protection Agency. Wolfe certified a bacteriological report that falsely represented water samples taken at the water treatment plant as samples taken at other locations.

McAllister commended the Environmental Protection Agency and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.