Health District encourages river users to follow these typical precautions including:
- Avoid drinking river water
- Avoid swallowing water when swimming.
- Avoid getting water shot up your nose when swimming, especially in warm shallow water. Avoid swimming or wading in with open wounds or cuts.
- Don’t swim if you are ill.
- Shower with soap and clean water after swimming.
Contact your local canoe livery – It appears most have reopened
Loveland, Ohio – The Warren County Health District sent out a press release this afternoon advising that untreated sewage is no longer being discharged to the Little Miami River and they have removed their advisory not to enter or fish in the Little Miami River south of Old 3C Highway in Warren County.
On Thursday the District advised citizens not to enter or fish in the River because of increased health risks associated with coming into contact with wastewater that may contain, parasites, viruses, and bacteria that can cause a range of conditions including; diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis and hepatitis A.
A “breach in a sewer main” resulted in untreated wastewater being directed to the River.
The repair of Warren County’s force main was completed at 4:15 AM this morning and the illicit discharge to Simpson Creek and the Little Miami River was stopped at approximately 5:00 AM. The District said in that press release, “Our pump stations are operational and untreated wastewater is no longer being discharged to the river and/or streams.”