Kewaunee County warns neighbors about drinking water after manure spill

Published: Sep. 6, 2019 at 11:08 AM CDT
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating the impact of a manure spill just outside Algoma.

The spill is located in a ditch near County Highway P and Pheasant Road in the Town of Lincoln.

The DNR says solid manure flowed off nearby fields due to significant rain on Thursday. The spill was first reported to the DNR Friday (Sept. 6) morning.

The DNR says El-Na Farms, where the runoff occurred, is containing and collecting the manure-laden water.

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is going door-to-door and telling neighbors to "use caution with drinking water." Neighbors are urged to drink bottled water should they notice an unusual smell, color or taste in tap water.

The Health Department and the Land & Water Conversation Department have water testing kits for the public. If you have questions, contact the Health Department at (920) 388-7160 or Land & Water Conservation at (920) 845-9700.

The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department is assisting the DNR with the investigation of the spill.