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DNR assessing impact of manure spill in Algoma

Posted: 11:18 AM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 13:48:22-04
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ALGOMA -- The Wisconsin DNR confirms a manure spill reported Friday morning in Algoma, Kewaunee County.

The DNR said in a news release that their staff are assessing the impact of the spill that went into a ditch near County Highway P and Pheasant Road.

The property owners are cleaning up the spill, the DNR said.

Kewaunee County said it was notifying Town of Lincoln residents and businesses in the area of CTH P and Pheasant Road about the spill.

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is also going door to door of homes and businesses in the area with notice to use caution with drinking water. If residents find their tap water has a difference in color, smell or taste, they are advised to use bottled water.

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department as well as the Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department have water testing kits available. If those in the affected area have questions, contact the Public Health Department at (920) 388-7160 or the Land & Water Conservation Department at (920) 845-9700.

Kewaunee County residents interested in signing up for RAVE system messaging can do so online through the Kewaunee County website at www.kewauneeco.org under the Stay Informed icon.