MDEQ lifts Gulfport, Biloxi water advisories

MDEQ lifts Gulfport, Biloxi water advisories

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - It's now safe to swim, wade and eat fish caught in waters from Industrial Seaway and Bernard Bayou from Highway 49 in Gulfport, through Big Lake to Popp's Ferry Road in Biloxi.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has lifted a Water Contact advisory that was initially issued on Oct. 4 when a ruptured pipe leaked raw sewage.

The ruptured piped caused around 500,000 gallons of raw sewage to flow from the sewer line.

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