Johnson County officials warn of sewage in Tomahawk Creek

Sewage

Johnson County health officials have warned residents in south Overland Park to avoid and keep their pets away from a creek there following a sewer line break.

A public health advisory was issued this week for a portion of Tomahawk Creek.

Officials say the sanitary sewer line broke at a tributary that flows into Tomahawk Creek. Officials believe recent heavy rain may has caused the damage that led the line to break.

Wastewater department director Susan Pekarek says more than 2,800 residents living near the creek received notice of the advisory.