Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Three Separate Samples From Oconee County’s Calls Creek Show Higher Bacteria Levels Downstream From Sewer Spill Than Upstream

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Three different samples drawn from Calls Creek following the sewage spill in the Watkinsville Cemetery on Sept. 10 show higher levels of bacteria downstream from the spill than upstream, though the differences have decreased over time.

Data gathered by volunteers from the Upper Oconee Watershed Network on Sept. 17 showed E. coli bacteria levels downstream just higher than those upstream and the level in the tributary into which the raw sewage flowed to be the lowest of the three readings.