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High E.coli levels found in Bullitt County

Residents in the area are being advised to avoid contact with water, sediments and stream banks in the area. Residents in the area are being advised to avoid contact with water, sediments and stream banks in the area.

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – High E. coli levels have been discovered in Bullitt County as a result of a wastewater treatment system failure.

According to the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Department for Environmental Protection untreated wastewater was released into streams from the South Louisville Logistics Industrial Park to just south of the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South, and the mainstream of Brooks Run due to the system failure at Hunters Hollow Wastewater Treatment Plant in March.

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Residents in the area are being advised to avoid contact with water, sediments and stream banks in the area.

The Department for Environmental Protection said once fecal bacteria levels return to normal the advisory will be lifted.

To contact the Kentucky Department of Public Health, click here.

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