Health advisory lifted for Eight Mile Creek in Butler, Cowley counties
07/05/2012 5:00 AM
07/05/2012 11:06 AM
State officials on Thursday lifted a health advisory for Eight Mile Creek in Butler and Cowley counties after taking water samples indicate improvement following last month’s sewage leak into the creek.
Bacteria concentrations in the water have returned to acceptable levels, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
KDHE issued the health advisory June 25, a day after it was discovered equipment failure at Rose Hill’s main water pump station resulted in untreated sewage being dumped into a tributary of the creek. The advisory was for a portion of the creek that extended from Southwest Butler Road north to Rose Hill in Butler County to where the creek enters the Walnut River in Cowley County.
It’s not known how much untreated water leaked from the pump station, but officials estimated the discharge lasted approximately one day.
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