Health Department: Grand River E. Coli Levels ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Disturbing’

April 26, 2013

The recent floodings around Grand Rapids have led Fox 17 to test the Grand River for water quality at Prein&Newhof’s laboratory. The results?  High and unsafe levels of E. Coli bacteria. The Kent County Health Department has since done its own testing and issued a warning to avoid contact with the flood waters.

Bob Erickson, our lab supervisor, was featured in the story. He commented that he has “never [seen] numbers this high for a recreational use.”

Please take caution when coming into contact with any stormwater. You can get your well water tested at our laboratory.


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