Officials issue advisory for Lake Quinsigamond
Shrewsbury/Worcester – Officials from the city of Worcester issued this press release regarding a brief sanitary sewer overflow into Lake Quinsigamond that occurred yesterday between 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the approximate area of 83 Lake Avenue:
To protect the public's health, officials from the City of Worcester Division of Public Health are advising area residents not to contact the water in the area of Lake Quinsigamond
immediately south of the Route 9 Bridge until further notice. Bacteria and chemicals from the overflow can increase the risk of getting sick by consumption of contaminated water.
Animals are usually not affected, but if a pet does go in the water during/after an overflow, be sure to give it a good bath as soon as possible. City officials will continue to monitor and
sample water in the affected area to ensure recreational water quality standards are once again within acceptable limits.
For more advice and information, please contact the Division of Public Health at 508-799-8531.
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