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MDEQ: Contaminated water moving east into Biloxi

The current water contact advisory was extended Thursday to include the Industrial Seaway and Bernard Bayou from Highway 49 through Big Lake to Popp's Ferry Road in Biloxi. (Image source: MDEQ) The current water contact advisory was extended Thursday to include the Industrial Seaway and Bernard Bayou from Highway 49 through Big Lake to Popp's Ferry Road in Biloxi. (Image source: MDEQ)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A major sewage spill in Gulfport earlier this week is now causing problems in Biloxi. 

Monday, Gulfport public works crews discovered two force main breaks that allowed 500,000 gallons of raw sewage to flow into areas near Crossroads Parkway and Glascock Drive in the Bernard Bayou Industrial District. The lines were repaired, but a water contact advisory for the area is still in place. 

Thursday, that advisory was extended to include the Industrial Seaway and Bernard Bayou from Highway 49 through Big Lake to Popp's Ferry Road in Biloxi.

A water contact advisory means everyone should avoid swimming, wading, and fishing in these areas. And no fish or seafood should be consumed from these waters until further notice. 

The advisory will be lifted once two consecutive samples in the entire area are below levels of concern.   

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