A Lawrence city commissioner vented about leaving “flaming bags of poo” in Topeka after the city’s third recent release of raw sewage.
Matthew Herbert says he had a “little tirade” on Facebook after finding out Tuesday that Topeka spilled 55,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Kansas River.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Topeka also released sewage into the river in April and again earlier this month. Topeka’s sewage releases head downstream toward Lawrence.
Herbert said in a letter to Topeka on Facebook that he’d leave the excrement-filled bags “on your city steps” until the city solves its sewage issues.
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Herbert said Wednesday his remarks were tongue-in-cheek, and he’s aware the releases were within state limits. He says he has no intention of leaving flaming bags of anything in Topeka.