Health officials warn residents not to touch Devil’s Lake as sewer overflows

An indefinite advisory has been issued for Devil's Lake.
An indefinite advisory has been issued for Devil's Lake.
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 6:05 PM EDT
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MANITOU BEACH, Mich. (WTVG) - As many may be getting ready to travel with memorial day weekend approaching, health officials are advising residents and travelers to avoid physical contact with Devil’s Lake due to a sanitary sewage overflow.

The Lenawee County Health Department released the indefinite advisory Monday, stating the original overflow occurred in the area of 6190 US 223 and flowed into Devil’s Lake.

According to the EPA, sanitary sewage overflows can occasionally occur, releasing raw sewage that can cause serious water quality problems, as well as property damage.

Officials say the advisory will remain in effect until testing indicates the permissible quality of the water.

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