HASTINGS, Pa. – A Cambria County judge wants two Amish men back in court over their refusal to comply with sewage laws.
Andy Swartzentruber owns property on which an Amish school and two outhouses sit. County sewage officials say he and a school elder don't have permits for the privies, and have been disposing of waste improperly.
Swartzentruber has said getting permits would violate his religious beliefs.
District Judge Michael Zungali's office says a May 28 deadline passed without the conservative Amish men paying fines or appealing. Swartzentruber says he's willing to go to jail, while the judge has said he might consider community service instead.
The men have been ordered to appear at a "payment determination" hearing on June 12.