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Water Advisory for Morris Lake, Cow Bay Brook Lifted

(Thursday, December 21, 2000)-- The effects of a sewage overflow last fall into Morris Lake in Dartmouth, and the Cow Bay Brook, in Cow Bay, have passed and the advisory urging the public not to use the lake for recreational purposes has been lifted.

The advisory was issued in September as a follow up to a sewage overflow into Morris Lake from the Municipality's sewage pumping station, located at the north end of the lake, in Portland Estates. Residents and users of Morris Lake and Cow Bay Brook were advised not to swim in the lake or to use the lake for any recreational purposes.

HRM carried out investigations and sampling in Morris Lake and in Cow Bay Brook to determine the extent of the overflow. The results of the sampling program now indicate that the effect of the overflow has passed, and that Morris Lake is back to its original condition.

As a result, the Medical Officer of Health, in consultation with HRM and the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment and Labor, has lifted the advisory.

If you have any questions or are looking for further details, please call HRM Environmental Services at 490-6950.

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John O'Brien
Corporate Communications Office
(902) 490-6531

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