April 10, 2023
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Allison Phillips, Population Health Manager, Cumberland Plateau Health District, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Buchanan County Public Service Authority
Cumberland Plateau Health District Lifts Recreational Water Advisory Impacting Portion of Levisa River
LEBANON, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health and Cumberland Plateau Health District has lifted the Recreational Water Advisory for a portion of the Levisa River in Buchanan County. Earlier this year, flooding caused sewage overflows which resulted in repairs being needed to the sewer mains. As a result of the elevated bacteria levels from the sewage overflow, a Recreational Water Advisory was put into effect along the Levisa River from Oakwood downstream to the Kentucky state line in Buchanan County.
Repairs are complete and downstream sampling of the Levisa River indicates bacterial levels are now below levels requiring the advisory. For more information on recreational water safety, call 276-935-4591 or see “Safely Enjoy Virginia’s Natural Waters” at www.SwimHealthyVA.com.