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Leaking septic tank, live stock may be source of pollutant

August 12, 2004

Warwick- The Swift Creek River basin that flows into Lake Blackshear is polluted.

Water samples show high levels of fecal coliform, pollution that comes from animal and human waste.

Representatives of the Middle Flint Regional Development Center told concerned residents Thursday night the levels are not high enough to be dangerous.

"The information that was collected doesn't indicate that there is definitely a problem," said Gerald Mixon, planning director for the center. "It suggests it's of marginal significance, in other words the data suggest the high count is just over the applicable threshold."

The affected area is a seven mile stretch from Worth County to Turner County. The center is trying to develop a plan to reduce the bacteria counts.

posted at 10:41 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com