Update: City of Northfield Extending Advisory Warning on Cannon River Recreational Use Following a Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contact:    David Bennett
City Public Works Director
(507) 645-3006

Northfield-The City is extending its advisory warning to the public to consider avoiding direct contact with the water on the Cannon River downstream of Northfield in Dakota County and Goodhue County through 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6 as a result of a discharge of wastewater from the Northfield Wastewater Treatment Plant on the early morning of Tuesday, July 2, 2018. 

Water quality test samples collected Wednesday, July 4, show bacteria levels have decreased below recreational water quality levels.  The City is waiting on additional test results to confirm this trend and is anticipating the advisory will be lifted on Friday, July 6, 2018. 

Swimming and other direct human contact with the Cannon River downstream of Northfield is not advised.  Additional sampling and testing is being conducted.  Another advisory will be issued tomorrow on Friday, July 6.

For more information, contact City Public Work Director Dave Bennett at 507-645-3006 or david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us