Wastewater leak closes part of Back Bay

By WLOX Staff

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is warning folks to avoid the water and not to eat fish from an area of Biloxi's Back Bay because of a sewage leak.

The contamination came from the D'Iberville Wastewater Treatment Facility. The affected area is in the shipping channel from Little Island near Central Avenue west to O'Neal Point, near Goodman Road.

The MDEQ was notified that repair work at the plant led to an "excessive discharges of solids." Water samples were then collected and found to have unacceptable levels of bacteria. The water testing will continue until the bacteria count is down to a safe level.

The repair work at the wastewater treatment facility is complete.

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