Following a case of illegal contamination earlier this month, the Tookany Creek in Montgomery County was hit this week with two more illegal discharges, officials said.
Cheltenham Township reported that the waterway was contaminated Wednesday in Cheltenham and in Abington by substances originating from businesses, which were not identified.
The contamination was affecting the creek roughly from the Abington-Cheltenham border to the vicinity of the Jenkintown-Wyncote train station, officials said.
The state Department of Environmental Protection and Cheltenham Township were taking corrective action, the township reported on its Facebook page.
Township Manager Bryan T. Havir was not available Thursday for comment.
On May 9, the creek suffered another illegal discharge that appeared to be related to a contractor's work at a municipal pool in Glenside.
The contamination was discovered the same day that actor Mark Ruffalo made a much-publicized visit to a different portion of the creek to conduct water testing with students and local environmental groups.