The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is notifying the public of the release of partially treated wastewater from the Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plan into Bull Shoals Lake.
On April 26, a fire at the Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant in Diamond City caused extensive damage. As a result, partially treated wastewater has been and is currently being discharged into the East Sugarloaf Creek area of Bull Shoals Lake.Repair work on the wastewater treatment plant is currently in progress.
ADH recommends avoiding primary body contact with the water in the area of Lake Bull Shoals beginning at Nelson Cove on the East Sugarloaf Creek arm of the Lake and continuing downstream along East Sugarloaf Creek to the main channel of Bull Shoals Lake. This issue does not affect a drinking water source.
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