IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) -- This man does not want to be identified, but he has a story to tell.
He takes us for a ride down to an area most people here know as Chicken Run or Indian Creek.
Not long into this journey, what he wants us to see is obvious.
"It's an antifreeze looking color water. It smells horrible. The rocks will change colors from it. It's just a terrible, terrible sight."
He wants to know what's in the water.
Water is flowing from a pipe that originates at the Iuka Water Treatment plant at Eastport. The water eventually flows to the lake at J.P. Coleman State Park.
It's treated sewage water according to the city's public works director.
"If you're nor working in this field, I guess if you were just out there driving by, it does look a little different with green water running out with algae buildup. It's different than normal water," Joshua Clingan said.
Different, but safe he says. The city has spent more than $800,000 on a roughly 2-mile long pipe to meet state and federal environmental guidelines.
"We're meeting all of our permit requirements required by MDEQ and EPA, so the green color is just algae buildup that helps in the process of treating the water. It gives oxygen to the water," Clingan added.
Making sure the green water and foam pose no threat is the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. They recently responded to complaints and conducted a series of tests.
Test results are to be released Thursday morning.
"I'm hoping that they find out what this is and if it's harmful I hope that they will get something done about it and have it fixed so this will be a safe place to be again because this is one of the most beautiful creeks in Tishomingo County."