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TDEC lifts contact advisory for Robertson County creek

Millers Creek (courtesy Smokey Barn News) Millers Creek (courtesy Smokey Barn News)

State environmental officials have lifted the temporary water contact advisory for a Robertson County creek.

Late Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued the advisory for Millers Creek in Coopertown after a reported 7 million gallons of wastewater seeped through sinkholes that were discovered in the Maple Green treatment lagoon.

It is believed the leak got into the groundwater and eventually flowed to the headwaters of Millers Creek.

Following water samples collected Wednesday, TDEC lifted the advisory, saying there is no indication of an undue bacteriological threat in the creek.

Officials remind residents that the drinking water from their tap is safe to drink.

Smyrna-based Tennessee Wastewater Inc. owns the treatment lagoon on private property, and the company has since built a wall to stop more wastewater seepage.

State officials are now investigating and fines against the company are possible.

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