Friday, July 29, 2011

E Coli Found In Perry County Streams

  • {Kentucky}...Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department say you need to have your sewer system pumped once every three to five years. Cynthia Cole with Pathfinders in Perry County, a group dedicated to promoting physical activity using local resources, including rivers, says high levels of E coli have been found in several streams, including one near the Perry County Park boat dock. E coli, a bacteria found in fecal matter, means waterways are not safe for recreational use. Hazard city officials say there are no issues with the drinking water, and it is safe to use. Volunteers across Kentucky will be testing streams this weekend. Of the 124 that were tested at the beginning of the month, 102 had high levels of E coli.