(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Tuesday for a segment of East Goose Valley Creek in Oxford.  The advisory extends along the creek from West Jackson Avenue to Highway 314 (see attached map).  The advisory is being issued due to a reported release of approximately 350,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into East Goose Valley Creek from a broken force main.

MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreational activities such as swimming, wading, and fishing in these waters.

The city is taking measures to repair the issues, and MDEQ is monitoring the condition of the creek and may revise this advisory as needed.

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