Tuesday, July 1, 2014

7-2-14 manure spill update-water testing done

A month after a major liquid manure spill at a Fond du lac county dairy farm the Fond du lac County Department of  Public Health says no additional water testing is necessary.  On May 26th an estimated 50,000 gallons of liquid manure spilled at Lake Breeze Dairy into nearby Pipe Creek…making its way into Lake Winnebago.  Public health officer Kim Mueller says the surface water of Pipe Creek has been tested three times along with surface water tests at various places along the creek, in the marina and along a beach area.  There has been no evidence of wells being affected by the spill.  Mueller says fluctuating levels of bacteria in Pipe Creek, up and downstream of the spill, is not unusual and no additional testing is needed, as the creek has returned to its usual state. Signage along the creek will remain up for the remainder of the year.

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