More test results released for Mill Creek Watershed

More test results released for Mill Creek Watershed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The latest test results are in for an investigation of e-coli contamination in the Mill Creek Watershed.

Workers have been collecting samples from nine different locations during the last several weeks, ever since raw sewage was discovered leaking into the lakes of Mill Creek Park.

The latest results from tests completed on Monday show most areas within acceptable limits, with the exception of Anderson Run and Old Calla Road.

Ryan Tekac, environmental health director with the Mahoning County District Board of Health, said the Board of Health is looking for trends where higher readings are found.

“Then we’ll start looking in that area and kind of try to find out what the factors are,” he said. “They are playing a part to elevate the levels, so it could be faulty septic systems in the area.”

More tests were also taken Wednesday morning. Those results should be available later this week.

The Board plans to continue taking samples through the end of October.

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