Ruddiman Creek no-contact advisory lifted

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Muskegon County’s health department has lifted a no-contact advisory for part of Ruddiman Creek after a Monday sewage spill.

About 25,000 gallons of sewage spilled at the wastewater pumping station at 1690 Lakeshore Dr. in Muskegon, according to a Monday release. Muskegon County Wastewater checked nearby Ruddiman Creek for E. coli.

Public Health – Muskegon County Monday advised no body contact and no fishing in the creek between Ruddiman Lagoon and Muskegon Lake, but lifted that advisory Tuesday after tests found local fecal coliform levels.

The health department says workers with the wastewater facility will continue to test the creek at the site of the spill to make sure water quality standards are met.

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The EPA on fecal coliform and testing

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