Kansas Health Officials Lift Advisory For Creek

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ State officials have lifted a health advisory for a south-central Kansas creek that was contaminated last month by a sewage leak.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Thursday lifted the advisory for Eight Mile Creek in Butler and Cowley counties after taking water samples that showed bacteria concentrations in the creek are back to acceptable levels.

The Wichita Eagle KDHE issued the health advisory June 25, a day after finding that a pump station equipment failure resulted in untreated sewage being dumped into a tributary of the creek.

It's unclear how much untreated water leaked into the waterway, but officials estimate the release lasted about a day.

Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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