(KMOV)-- The Department of Natural Resources is investigating after sewage was found near a Jefferson county swimming beach.
During a regular inspection, staff found a substantial amount of waste water sludge in a backwater pool where the facility discharges its treated waste water. The inspector discovered the discharge site full of sewage. Floating pieces of sludge were seen breaking off and flowing into Big River. The discharge site is located across from the Rockford Beach Park fishing and swimming area.
The department has informed county health and park officials so that appropriate steps can be taken to inform and protect beach users.