Federal Trial set for Former Hays wastewater manager

(AP) — A federal judge has set a fall trial date for the former Hays wastewater manager charged with lying about nitrogen levels in the city’s discharges.Law 006 - gavel 001  court

Court records show the case against 57-year-old Charles L. Blair was scheduled Thursday to go before a federal jury on Nov. 5.

A four-count indictment charges Blair with making false statements about nitrogen levels in effluent at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Three counts relate to statements made in discharge monitoring reports. One count charges him with lying to agents of the Environmental Protection Agency when he said he had provided accurate levels for the report.

Blair has denied lying.

He is free on a $10,000 bond after a brief court appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.


  • Jack

    Commissioners need to get to the bottom of this case, Hundreds of kids play games at the Sports Complex where this waste water is used!

    • bonzo

      our elected officials? concerned about this? heck we can’t even get em to repair our side streets. why would they worry about something like this?