FLOYD COUNTY — An estimated 10,000 gallons of raw sewage has discharged into Slate Run Creek, according to Floyd County Emergency Management officials.
Director of New Albany Wastewater Department Rob Sartell reported the incident to the Indiana Department of Environment Management around 2 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release. The discharge was the result of a broken force main behind Kahl's Body Shop on Mount Tabor Road in New Albany. The wastewater department received a report about the break Thursday morning and began investigating around noon the same day.
Approximately 15-25 fish had been killed following the incident. IDEM and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources were called in to further assess the situation.
The Floyd County Health Department recommends not playing or fishing in the creek. The department will be coordinating with the Floyd County EMA, City of New Albany, IDEM and DNR for cleanup.