|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
June 29, 2012
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ ISSUES TEMPORARY ADVISORY FOR LYNCH CREEK IN JACKSON
(JACKSON, Miss.) –The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a temporary water contact advisory Friday for a portion Lynch Creek in the City of Jackson. The advisory is a result of a break in a wastewater gravity line.
The advisory extends from a tributary of Lynch Creek at Kerr Drive then along Lynch Creek to South Gallatin Street. The City of Jackson is working to correct the problems resulting from a line break in the area between Kerr Drive, Terry Road, Raymond Road and Highway 80.
MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreation such as swimming, boating, or wading in these waters. In addition, people should avoid eating fish from these waters until further notice.
MDEQ staff will monitor bacteria levels and water quality in the river and will revise the advisory and the boundaries as needed.
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