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Defenders of Crooked Lake Issue Health Warning After Heavy Rains Cause Sewage Overflows


Last updated 8/20/2019 at 7:36pm

Tracey Thompson

Flooding on Aug. 11

The Defenders of Crooked Lake are sounding a health and safety alarm since recent record rains have resulted in overflows of both raw and treated sewage.

"Please use caution in the vicinity of standing water in the Crooked Lake Park area. The discharge of wastewater can result in increased concentrations of coliform bacteria and present a risk to human health," said an alert by Defenders President Jim Tully.

Tully said the Babson Park area typically receives eight inches of rain per month during July and August, yet the rain gauge at Warner University has recorded 26 inches over the last 3...

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