A swimming ban on Brighton Lake has been lifted after severe storms resulted in a sanitary sewer overflow.

Severe storms on Friday night resulted in a power failure at the City of Brighton’s South Third Street sanitary sewer lift station. Officials say the power failure resulted in sanitary sewer overflowing from a manhole near Ore Creek on South Third Street – spilling approximately 10,000 to 15,000 gallons into the creek and then into Brighton Lake. Initial sample results taken on Saturday showed elevated levels of E. Coli in Brighton Lake, thus the Livingston County Health Department advised residents to not use the lake for swimming until further notice.

The City issued an advisory today saying a second round of samples was collected from Brighton Lake and confirmed that E. Coli levels in the lake are back at a safe level. The Health Department has since lifted the swimming ban. Facebook photo. (JM)