Utah woman says planes are dropping human feces on her home

Bethany Bowker says plans have dumped human waste on her West Jordan, Utah, home on their way in to Salt Lake International (photo courtesy KSL)
Nicole Vowell

WEST JORDAN, Utah (KSL) - A Utah woman is accusing planes coming and going from Salt Lake International of dumping their... waste... on her house.

"It's disgusting," Bethany Bowker said.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Bowker left to pick up her children from school. That’s when she noticed foul-smelling human feces scattered all over her driveway and her car.

"At first I thought, 'Wow, some bird really took a dump on my car!” Bowker said.

She quickly realized she wasn’t dealing with fecal matter of the bird variety.

“This is undeniable,” Bowker said.

She came to the conclusion it was human waste. Then she realized this isn’t the first time this has happened. She recalled one time years ago seeing similar matter all over her property. Bowker believes it came from a commercial aircraft releasing the waste from the air at the wrong time.

This time, she documented the dumping to report to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Our NBC station in Salt Lake, KSL, received this statement from the FAA regional office:

“The FAA periodically receives reports of blue ice (frozen wastewater) falling on a house. If the person can tell us [the FAA] exactly when and where it happened, we can try to run radar replays to see if an aircraft flew overhead around that time. We don’t provide any advice on how to clean up blue ice.”

An airport spokesperson said that responsibility should fall to the city as "a hazardous material cleanup."

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