UPDATE 8:40 P.M.: The Tiger Express on Sandman Lane was pumping discharge into the creek, turning it pink.
The Missouri Department of Conservation confirmed that there’s no toxic impact of the pumping and Tiger Express won’t receive any fines.
ORIGINAL STORY: ABC 17 reached out to the City of Columbia about reports of a pink creek near Nifong on Peachtree Dr.
City spokesperson Brian Adkisson said that their investigation showed a local car wash was pumping out a pit and directing the water into a storm drain. “They have have been instructed to stop. The investigation will continue Friday to determine what the pink substance is,” said Adkisson
The Department of Conservation and Department of Natural Resources have been notified and are also investigating the pink creek.