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City of Jackson Issues Water Contact Advisory for Section of Eubanks Creek

Posted on September 16, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2021
 
 
CITY OF JACKSON ISSUES WATER CONTACT ADVISORY FOR SECTION OF EUBANKS CREEK
 
(JACKSON, Miss) – The City of Jackson is issuing a water contact advisory for a section of Eubanks Creek following a sanitary sewage overflow.
 
The advisory applies to the section of the creek from Interstate 55 to the Pearl River near LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.
 
The city is issuing the warning out of an abundance of caution, and has taken steps to fix the issue.
 
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality notified the City about a possible sewage overflow, and a contractor currently working in the affected area has assisted with temporary repairs to contain it. The City will perform a permanent repair within the next few weeks – weather permitting.
 
The advisory will remain in effect until the repair is complete, and no additional overflows arise at the location.
 
The City is advising residents to stay away from the stretch of waterway to avoid possible contamination.
 
The creek, along with much of the Pearl River running through Jackson, is already under a contact advisory notice from the MDEQ. The department advises residents not to swim, wade or fish in the waters.
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