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Fletcher Lake, Fletcher Run Levels Return to Normal

(Wednesday, December 27, 2000)-- The effects of a sewage overflow two weeks ago into Fletcher Run and Fletcher Lake in Fall River have passed. The Municipality has been sampling at various locations in the area, and the results indicate that the run and the lake have returned to normal background levels of coliform bacteria.

A Public Service Announcement was issued on Wednesday, December 13, with respect to the overflow. At that time, the provincial Medical Officer of Health reminded residents that surface water should never be used for drinking or other domestic purposes without effective treatment, and that contamination might be elevated for a short period of time.

Even though the effects of the sewage overflow have passed, the Medical Officer of Health has asked HRM to again remind residents that surface water is not safe for use for drinking or other domestic purposes without effective treatment.

If you have any questions or are looking for further details, please call one of the following: the Medical Officer of Health at 481-5800, the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment at 424-7773, or the Halifax Regional Municipality Environmental Services at 490-6950.

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

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