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Health Advisory Lifted in Valdosta

Withlacoochee River
Posted at 8:02 AM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 04:31:07-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) -  A health advisory that was issued on January 26th in Valdosta due to sewage spill has officially been lifted.

According to the Florida Department of Health, the Georgia city originally reported a large spill of untreated sewage that overflowed into the Withlacoochee River.

Health officials originally urged individuals not to come into contact with the possibly contaminated water. 

Officials now deem the river to be safe due to water samples taken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Reports indicate that the river water meets surface water quality standards.

The Florida Department of Health ensures that individuals may resume water-related activities.