Sewage issues repaired in Gautier; water advisory lifted

Sewage issues repaired in Gautier; water advisory lifted
MDEQ issued a water contact advisory Monday for a portion of the bayou in Gautier that runs under Graveline Road and between Collin J. McRae Road and Navaho Road to where it enters Shepard State Park. (Source: MDEQ)

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - A sewage issue reported in Gautier is fixed and the water advisory lifted.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) warned people Monday to avoid making contact with water or eating seafood from an area of the bayou in Gautier. Officials with Clearwater Solutions put out an update shortly after saying the issue had been repaired in less than an hour.

The following statement was released by Gautier's utility provider ClearWater Solutions following a sewage spill on Monday.
The following statement was released by Gautier's utility provider ClearWater Solutions following a sewage spill on Monday. (Source: ClearWater Solutions)

According to the release by Clearwater, 2,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the bayou due to a pump failing at the lift station.

The sewage spilled into the bayou that runs under Graveline Road between Collin J. McRae Road and Navaho Road to where it enters Shepard State Park (see the map below).

MDEQ staff members have collected water samples and will continue to monitor the water quality in the area.

MDEQ issued a water contact advisory Monday for a portion of the bayou in Gautier that runs under Graveline Road and between Collin J. McRae Road and Navaho Road to where it enters Shepard State Park.
MDEQ issued a water contact advisory Monday for a portion of the bayou in Gautier that runs under Graveline Road and between Collin J. McRae Road and Navaho Road to where it enters Shepard State Park. (Source: MDEQ)

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