combined sewer overflows http://wfpl.org en Be Advised: Kentucky's Waterways May Carry E.Coli http://wfpl.org/post/be-advised-kentuckys-waterways-may-carry-ecoli <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet</span>&nbsp;is warning swimmers and boaters to stay away from several streams and tributaries in Eastern Kentucky.</p><p>The waterways are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, which comes from human and animal waste.</p><p>The problem is so extensive that the swimming advisories have been expanded to include all of Kentucky’s lakes and rivers after heavy rainfall.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 9773 at http://wfpl.org Be Advised: Kentucky's Waterways May Carry E.Coli Frequent Combined Sewer Overflows Continue in Jeffersonville http://wfpl.org/post/frequent-combined-sewer-overflows-continue-jeffersonville <p>In the past three months, Jeffersonville has had eight combined sewer overflows, or CSOs. This is when water levels rise and the city&rsquo;s sewer system releases untreated sewage and wastewater into the Ohio River so it doesn&rsquo;t back up into people&rsquo;s homes. The releases pollute the river and spread E. coli bacteria.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:05:58 +0000 Erica Peterson 897 at http://wfpl.org