Update: Health advisory rescinded for 110 Mile Creek in Osage County

TOPEKA – Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment rescinded a public health advisory for an unnamed tributary to 110 Mile Creek in the town of Scranton and 110 Mile Creek east of Scranton due to suspected elevated levels of bacteria and other pollutants. (See advisory below.)

Laboratory testing samples collected indicate water contact is now safe.

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TOPEKA, Kan. – Aug. 13, 2015 – A damaged sewer line in Scranton has prompted the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to issue a public health advisory for an unnamed tributary to 110 Mile Creek in Scranton and 110 Mile Creek east of Scranton due to suspected elevated levels of bacteria and other pollutants.

This health advisory extends through the portion of an unnamed tributary near Second and Carbon streets in Scranton and north to the confluence with 110 Mile Creek, then east to a point in 110 Mile Creek near 161st Street and Morrill Road. The public is advised that contact with the water poses a health risk to both humans and animals.

KDHE reports the pollutants resulted from the damaged sewer line in Scranton.

KDHE will rescind the advisory once water samples show no health risk and water contact has been deemed safe.


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