The city said its staff is actively investigating whether other potential points of sanity sewer releases, such as broken or clogged infrastructure, could also be contributing to the high contaminant levels.
This advisory does not affect tap water, and the staff will continue to monitor the water in local creeks and waterways and provide notification of when the advisory can be lifted. In the meantime, the city advises to keep pets out of the stream and avoid contact with the water. The release also said the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been notified of the issue.
For more information, contact utilities community education manager Ryan Woolaway by phone at 785-409-8636 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.