Lexington Signs Warn Of Sewage Contamination

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Sewage contamination has prompted the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to post signs, warning people not to enter the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek at Lexington.

Kevin Hall of the state Division of Water says the signs were placed along a stretch of the Town Branch where a mysterious sewage leak was reported on September eleventh. The city has dumped 2,000 gallons of dye into the sewage system, snaked TV cameras through the sewer pipes and blown smoke into the pipes to try to find the source of the leak.

Nothing has worked.

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  • by Mark Location: Lexington on Sep 26, 2007 at 07:00 AM
    These signs should be placed in prominent locations all along the contaminated creeks. The friends of wolf run have taken samples during the dry seasons and found outrageous levels of contamination all along the creeks. They run through parks and the back yards of homes where children and pets routinely get into the contaminated water. Failure of the local government to warn residents of the health hazards is unconscionable. Mayor Newberry has defined his total disregard for the safety and health of the citizens of this community. He is more concerned about making sure he gets more illegal aliens into the city so he can bankrupt all of us, who are unfortunate enough to live through the raw sewage assaults.


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