Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek located near Newton, Kansas.
The stream advisory results from operation problems at the city of Newton’s wastewater plant. The city of Newton is working to repair the problem.
The advisory has been issued because potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may be present in Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek, located near Newton, Kansas. If you live or have activities near this stream, do not enter the stream or allow children or pets to enter the stream.
Kansas Department of Health & Environment will rescind the advisory once flows recede, and subsequent bacteria testing indicates secondary (wading) contact has been deemed safe.
For further information, please contact Suzanne Loomis at (316) 284-6020.