September 9, 2020
Media Contact: Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH ADVISORIES ARE LIFTED FOR LEWIS CREEK AND CLINCH RIVER
(LEBANON, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s advisories for portions of Lewis Creek and the Clinch River in Russell County have been lifted.
On August 27, VDH warned against recreational water use by people and pets (swimming, wading, boating, tubing) and consuming fish from these waterways due to an ongoing sewage overflow from the wastewater treatment plant serving the Town of Honaker. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reported that the discharge has currently ceased and the health advisories are no longer in effect, according to Cumberland Plateau Health District Environmental Health Manager Brian Stanley.
The advisories extended along Lewis Creek just south of state route 80/Redbud Highway in the Town of Honaker to Puckett’s Hole on the Clinch River at state route 652/Chestnut Road in Russell County.
For more information on recreational water safety, call 276-889-7621 or see “Safely Enjoy Virginia’s Natural Waters” at www.SwimHealthyVA.com.
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