Green River Star -

By David Martin

Dirty river slows water treatment


Anyone looking at the Green River during the past week may have questioned if the river needs a new name.

Dirt and sediment flowing from the Big Sandy River has caused the river to change color to a more muddy hue. The additional particulates have also affected how water treatment is conducted at the Joint Powers Water Board’s treatment facility.

Bryan Seppie, director of engineering and planning for the water board, said the large spike in particulates in the water is a result of the recent spring storms occurring throughout the state.

“I think it’s coming from the Big Sandy,” Sepp...

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