MDEQ Issues Temporary Advisory for Porter Bayou


(JACKSON, Miss.) –The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a temporary water contact advisory Wednesday for Porter Bayou within the city limits of the City of Shaw due to issues with the city’s wastewater treatment system.


MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreation such as swimming, wading, or fishing in these waters. In addition, people should avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice.


MDEQ staff will monitor bacteria levels and water quality and will revise the advisory as needed.


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