For Immediate Release
April 21, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Hog Creek stream advisory remains, E. coli levels still higher than normal

Water quality has improved at Hog Creek stream since the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) first issued the health advisory on April 13. KDHE continues to see E. coli at levels higher than normal, therefore, the creek advisory remains in effect until conditions return to normal.

Hog Creek is near Basehor. This stream advisory covers those portions of Hog Creek located between 158th Street and Kansas Avenue, and 171th Street and Parallel Road.

KDHE’s Bureau of Water (BOW) was informed of a fishkill, which prompted the investigation and advisory. Until that investigation is complete, KDHE cannot be certain of all the factors contributing to the cause. KDHE plans to test again on Monday, April 25, and will provide another update when those test results are available.

KDHE advises individuals to have no contact with Hog Creek between the locations identified above until further notice. Residents are also advised to keep their pets and livestock from making contact with the water. Ingestion of E. coli can make a person ill.

If you have questions, please contact KDHE Communications at 785-296-5795.