Jan 24, 2023

KDHE: Harvey County stream now safe

Posted Jan 24, 2023 11:48 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has now rescinded a stream advisory for Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek located near Newton, Kansas that was originally issued Jan. 9.

The stream advisory resulted from operation problems at the city of Newton’s wastewater plant. The city of Newton has repaired the problem.

The advisory was issued because potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may have been present in Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek, located near Newton, Kansas.

Water samples show no health risk associated with the stream. Water contact in the stream is now deemed safe and if you live or have activities near this stream, you may enter the stream and you can allow children and pets to enter the stream.

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