HOLLAND TWP., MI (WHTC) - It’s still not safe to go into the waters of the Grand River in Ottawa County. Flood waters from torrential rains of nearly two weeks ago have receded, but county health department officials are maintaining a no-body contact advisory for the entire length of the river in the county due to sewer system overflows upstream that may have released disease-containing contaminants. Well water near the river may have also been affected, and test kits are available through the health department. Those working on cleanup activities in flood-stricken areas are asked to wash thoroughly with soap and disinfected or boiled water before handling food. There is no timetable as to when the health department will announce the all-clear for the resumption of normal activities on the Grand River.
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