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Sewage Spill at Village Creek - County advises residents to avoid fishing, swimming and boating in Bayview Lake - Advisory Removed

Sewage Spill at Jefferson County Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility

County Advises Residents to Avoid Fishing, Swimming and Boating in Bayview Lake

Update: This Advisory has been removed. Water testing shows levels at the lake and creek are normal.

 Birmingham, AL (May 17, 2019) – The Jefferson County Department of Environmental Services advises residents to avoid fishing, swimming and boating in the Bayview Lake andVillage Creek area this weekend due to a sewage spill at its Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility. According to Environmental Services Director David Denard the spill was approximately 80,000 gallons and has ceased, but the water should be avoided until water testing is complete. Note that this overflow does not affect public drinking water.

“We are exercising an abundance of caution with this spill and wants to advise the public to avoid swimming, fishing and boating from Highway 269 to the end of Bayview Lake through Monday, May 20,” said Denard. “In addition to notifying the media we are putting out signs in the area as well as using our social media notifications. We will be testing the water in the area throughout the weekend and will release updates as needed.”