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A health advisory has been lifted at Eight Mile Creek in Butler and Cowley counties.
State health officials issued the advisory June 25 following equipment failure and the subsequent shutdown of operations at the city of Rose Hill’s main wastewater pump station. That caused a release of untreated wastewater to a tributary of Eight Mile Creek for a short time.
It is not known how much water leaked from the pump station, but officials estimate the discharge lasted approximately one day. Tests from sampling the creek indicate that E. coli bacteria concentrations have returned to acceptable levels.