Clean-up work continues in the Town of Carlton on a pair of manure run-offs that occurred on property owned by Wakker Farms. The waste material had been spread on the fields prior to the run-offs. The Department of Natural Resources says one spill was discovered over the weekend and the second was detected on Monday. Both have now been contained. Joe Baeten, DNR Water Tester, says the focus now shifts to impacts from the runoffs.
Baeten says it's not known how much manure ran off of the fields. The flow made its' way toward Sandy Creek. The DNR is advising property owners with wells to monitor their water for changes in color, smell or taste. If such changes occur, it's recommended that you find alternate water sources, such as bottled water, and contact the DNR immediately.