Kfar Nahum Restaurant, which it turns out has been operating without a business license, was not connected to the main sewage line in the area, that would treat the wastewater. Therefore, the wastewater coming out of the restaurant collected in two adjacent cesspools.
According to the indictment, the worker was instructed to empty the sewage that collected into agricultural areas near the Kinneret coast. In 2011, inspectors caught the worker in the act. The inspectors are from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s Eitam unit, responsible for preservation of the coastal environment. The worker fled, leaving behind the sewage.
In another incident, a direct pipeline connecting the cesspools and the Kinneret was discovered. The turbidity and the pollution values of the water coming from the pipe was high.