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Scott County Creek Will Remain Closed After Lab Tests Show Water Is Unsafe Following Sewage Leak

Posted at 7:33 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 19:36:28-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Scott County creek will reportedly remain closed after lab results show that the water is still unsafe following a sewage spill.

Entrances to Elkhorn Creek in Georgetown have been closed since yesterday because of a large sewer leak.

Scott County’s Emergency Management Director Michael Hennigan says a pipe was damaged, causing more than 100,000 gallons of sewage to spill into the creek.

Hennigan says he went out with the EPA on Sunday to get water samples. He says the water looked fine despite the spill.

“It looks like we kind of dodged a bullet. the creek is not showing any kind of reaction to it. there’s no sheen, no fish kill, nothing like that,” said Hennigan.

The entrance to the creek has been closed to boaters and swimmers at Oser Landing, Great Crossing and Cardone until further notice.

Some people in the area told LEX 18 they are disappointed, because they’d planned to take advantage of the creek over the holiday weekend.