STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277




MDEQ Issues Water Contact Advisory for Browns Creek in Grenada

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Thursday for a segment of Browns Creek in Grenada. The advisory extends from between Wooded Drive and Westview Drive to its confluence with Batupan Bogue (see attached map).

The advisory is being issued due to a bypass in the city’s wastewater collection system. The city has made repairs, but MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact such as swimming, wading, and fishing. People should also avoid eating fish or anything else taken from these waters until further notice.

MDEQ will monitor the water quality in the creek and will revise the advisory as needed.