Sewer spill prompts MDEQ advisory for Coast bayou
by MBJ Staff
Published: May 29,2013
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BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a temporary water contact advisory for Joe’s Bayou near Felicity Street in Bay St. Louis.
The advisory is issued due to a city-reported sewer spill, which occurred Sunday night from a malfunctioning pump station. The City of Bay St. Louis has stopped the overflow and is working to mediate impact and make permanent repairs, according to MDEQ.
The advisory covers Joe’s Bayou and adjacent waters in the Bay of St. Louis from Cameron Island at Harrison Road near the mouth of the Jourdan River to Dunbar Avenue.
MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreation such as swimming or wading in these waters. In addition, people should avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice.
MDEQ staff will monitor bacteria levels and water quality and will revise the advisory as needed.
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