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Health Advisory Lifted for Malad River

Health Advisory Lifted for Malad River

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GARLAND, Utah (AP) -- State officials on Wednesday lifted the health advisory for the Malad River, two days after the city stopped discharging untreated sewage into it.

Lab results showed E. coli levels have returned to normal and water was safe for contact, the Department of Environmental Quality said in a release.

The city began discharging the untreated sewage into the river last Thursday to relieve the overflow problem caused by heavy rains. That discharge was stopped Monday.

The river is not a source of drinking or irrigation water. However, it does drain into Bear River, a source of irrigation water, but officials said the irrigation season has not yet started.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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