BLACK WATER RUNOFF IN WAPELLO COUNTY CREEK

Black water runoff in Wapello County creek

Responding to a complaint Thursday (7/15) DNR staff found black water running into South Avery Creek, a mile southwest of Chillicothe.  The waste was traced to the Ecosystems trucking operation.  Owner Jeffrey Klodt says he was land applying wastewater from the city of Osceola’s wastewater treatment plant.  The black liquid ran off the hilltop and eventually found its way into South Avery Creek.  The DNR recommends children, livestock and pets be kept out of the stream for the next 24 to 48 hours.  No dead fish have been found in the water and samples of the water have been sent to DNR labs for analysis.

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