For immediate release: Jul 28, 2011
Posted by: [IDEM]
Contact: Amber Kent Finkelstein
Phone: (317) 232-8512

IDEM providing assistance to local wastewater treatment plant

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is working with Prince's Lakes Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel to restore operations at the facility. IDEM was informed Tuesday that untreated and/or partially treated wastewater is being discharged to Driftwood River.

Area residents are advised to avoid contact with the river water in the area of the facility and Henderson Ford Bridge. Pets should also be kept out of the water. Individuals who think they may have come in contact with wastewater from the facility should follow standard precautions to avoid ingestion of the water and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.

The Prince's Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant collects and treats wastewater from homes and businesses in the town of Prince's Lakes, as well as Camp Atterbury. Sewer service is not expected to be interrupted as a result of the incident.

About IDEM
IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.

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