Shunganunga Creek stream advisory lifted

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Utilities Department has lifted a stream advisory that was issued on June 24.

TUD had been advising Topeka residents to avoid contact with Shunganunga Creek after testing the waters for elevated levels of bacteria.

TUD employees took water samples from the creek today and even though the results were not immediately available, as a precaution they asked residents to avoid the part of the creek flowing from SW Washburn Ave., throughout the City to the point of confluence with the Kansas River until further notice.

TUD said the issue was due to recent heavy rain events and a mechanical issue at one of their pump stations in Central Park.

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