MDEQ Issues Water Contact Advisory for Mill Creek in Flowood
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory today for a section of Mill Creek in Flowood. The advisory includes the section of Mill Creek from where it intersects Vine Drive and Lakeland Drive to where it crosses Spillway Road (see attached map).
MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact such as swimming, wading, and fishing. People should also avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice.
The advisory is being issued due to a faulty lift station that discharged sewage into Mill Creek. The city has made repairs to the lift station to resolve the issue. MDEQ staff investigated the area visually today and will begin collecting water samples Wednesday to monitor the water quality in the area. The advisory may be revised as needed.
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