Dirty Water

By: Adam Kramer
By: Adam Kramer

The Department of Environmental Quality says more than 36 miles of the South River in Augusta County is contaminated with bacteria known as fecal Coli-form.

Coli-form bacteria is a result of waste from warm blooded animals, and if it is ingested, it could make you sick.

"It's could give you castro-intestinal problems if swallowed, but overall it is not a big threat," commented Allen Gutshall of the Staunton/Augusta health Department.


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