Wis. DNR issues water advisory in gas spill area

Private well owners should use caution

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a drinking water advisory after a major gasoline spill in the Town of Jackson.

The DNR says water samples from private wells near the spill have detected gasoline compounds above health advisory levels. Private well owners in the area are advised to use bottled water, or water from a known safe source for drinking, cooking and preparing food. Homes that get their water from the Village of Jackson municipal system are not affected.

A flush-only advisory also was issued for some subdivisions. Homes in that area should use their water only for flushing toilets.

An estimated 55,000 gallons of gas leaked from a broken pipeline owned by West Shore Pipe Line Co. on July 17. The line has since been reopened.