Now Safe To Swim At Orleans Beach On Big Spirit After Sewage Release
Date posted - July 1, 2013
Orleans, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it’s once again safe to swim at Orleans Beach on Big Spirit Lake. The DNR had been recommending earlier that people stay out of the water in that area after about 21,000 gallons of sewage got into the southeast part of the lake on Wednesday after a line broke.
Bryon Whiting of the DNR’s regional office in Spencer says results from samples taken Thursday from Orleans Beach, which is near the area of where the spill took place, came back with levels of E.coli of 10 colonies per 100 milliliters of water, which is well below the level of concern at 235 colonies where the DNR would issue a swimming advisory.
Whiting says the DNR has now concluded its sampling and monitoring efforts that had been ongoing with that incident.
Leave a ReplySheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. appreciates your comments that abide by the following guidelines:
1. Avoid profanities or foul language.
2. Disagree, but avoid ad hominem (personal) attacks.
3. Threats are treated seriously and will be reported to law enforcement.
4. Spam and advertising are not permitted in the comments area.
These guidelines are very general and cannot cover every possible situation. Please don't assume that Sheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. or its advertisers agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment. We reserve the right to filter or delete comments or to deny posting privileges entirely at our discretion. Please note that comments are reviewed by the selected staff and may not be posted immediately. If you feel your comment was filtered inappropriately, please email email@example.com.
Back to:Now Safe To Swim At Orleans Beach On Big Spirit After Sewage Release