WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A discharge of partially treated wastewater was sent into the Tippecanoe County’s Indian Creek after a malfunction at the carriage Estates sewage treatment plant, according to The Journal & Courier.
The oxygen blower and a failed alarm system are being blamed for the discharge, noted the article.
Residents are being urged by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to avoid contact with water downstream from the plant.
Several fish were killed miles downstream, but IDEM officials installed an aerator to address the cleanup, stated the article.
“We are going to wait and see what violations were done, of course, and we’re going to make sure there is not untreated sewage being released into Indian Creek,” said IDEM public information officer Dan Goldblatt. “As of this point, we don’t believe there’s anymore being put into the water.”
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