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UPDATE--No contact advisory remains for Rayner Creek and parts of Sycamore Creek, the Red Cedar River and the Grand River

LANSING, Mich. – Wastewater was released into the Rayner Drain June 20-22 in Mason, Mich. This action was necessary to prevent additional sewage backups and ponding in low-lying areas within Mason.

Out of an abundance of caution, people are advised to avoid contact with Rayner Creek and Sycamore Creek in and north of Mason. Contact with the Red Cedar River and the Grand River downstream from Sycamore Creek (near Potter Park Zoo and west of the zoo) should also be avoided.

On Tuesday, June 25, the Ingham County Health Department will receive results from water samples collected today (June 24). The department will release an update regarding the no contact order tomorrow (June 25) afternoon.

The health department samples 21 sites along Sycamore Creek, the Red Cedar River and the Grand River every Monday morning from May through September. Results are available on Tuesdays at noon. Weekly sampling is canceled if rainfall exceeds 0.5 inch in the 48 hours prior to the sampling.

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