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Elliott Residents Advised To Drink Bottled Water

Elliott Residents Advised To Drink Bottled Water

  • 2/2/2016 10:42:00 AM
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ELLIOTT—An electrical short in a well house serving the city of Elliott in Montgomery County prevented the well from coming online, and residents in this southwest Iowa town are being advised to drink bottled water only. Although the well is back online, it will take several hours before the tower refills and pressure is restored. Due to high nitrate levels, the bottled water advisory has been issued. Bacteria samples have been collected today, and another set will be collected tomorrow. Until those samples are ...
Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

  • 1/12/2016 11:23:00 AM
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BLAIRSBURG – The city of Blairsburg in Hamilton County lost all pumping capability at their lift station about 2 or 3 p.m. Monday.
Time to Update Emergency Action Plans

Time to Update Emergency Action Plans

  • 1/7/2016 9:12:00 AM
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While no one wants to respond to an environmental emergency, planning for one can make it easier to deal with.
Manure Overflow Investigated in Taylor County

Manure Overflow Investigated in Taylor County

  • 12/31/2015 6:15:00 PM
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LENOX – A manure overflow at a small hog finishing farm about three miles southwest of Lenox was being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Thursday evening.
Diesel Fuel Spill Reaches Creek Near Storm Lake

Diesel Fuel Spill Reaches Creek Near Storm Lake

  • 12/15/2015 11:30:00 AM
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STORM LAKE – An unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled from the One Stop Shop in Storm Lake and has reached Poor Farm Creek, a tributary of the Raccoon River.
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Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

  • 12/8/2015 8:07:00 AM
  • View Count 2600
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Boil Advisory Issued for City of Lovilla

Boil Advisory Issued for City of Lovilla

  • 12/7/2015 7:41:00 AM
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LOVILLA – A planned boil advisory has been issued for the city of Lovilla in Monroe County starting Tuesday Dec. 8th while a water main project is being completed.
Bottled Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sheldahl

Bottled Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sheldahl

  • 11/19/2015 8:08:00 AM
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SHELDAHL – Water samples from the city of Sheldahl in Polk County are still testing high for nitrites, keeping a bottled water advisory in effect for infants under six months old.
Dairy Runoff Reaches Stream In Clinton County

Dairy Runoff Reaches Stream In Clinton County

  • 11/4/2015 10:41:00 AM
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CHARLOTTE – At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the DNR received a complaint of manure runoff reaching an unnamed stream about two miles north of Charlotte in Clinton County.
Wastewater Discharge In Rock Rapids, Lyon County

Wastewater Discharge In Rock Rapids, Lyon County

  • 10/28/2015 10:29:00 AM
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ROCK RAPIDS – The city operator noticed there was no inflow to the Rock Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant about 4 p.m. yesterday, indicating a broken pipe or other problem.
Small Manure Spill in Hardin County

Small Manure Spill in Hardin County

  • 10/21/2015 7:05:00 AM
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HUBBARD – The DNR is onsite investigating a manure spill about two miles northeast of Hubbard in Hardin County.
Producer Acted Quickly in Allamakee County Fish Kill

Producer Acted Quickly in Allamakee County Fish Kill

  • 10/15/2015 8:33:00 AM
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NEW ALBIN – When a pipe coupler on manure application equipment broke Monday southwest of New Albin, the quick thinking of landowner and hog producer David Weymiller contained manure preventing a much worse situation.
 Fish Kill and Manure Release in Allamakee County

Fish Kill and Manure Release in Allamakee County

  • 10/13/2015 10:41:00 AM
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NEW ALBIN – A pipe coupler on manure application equipment broke Monday, allowing manure to reach Clark Creek about 1.5 miles above where the creek flows into the Upper Iowa River southwest of New Albin.
  Manure Spill Reaches Mahaska County Creek

Manure Spill Reaches Mahaska County Creek

  • 10/8/2015 12:00:00 PM
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OSKALOOSA – About 3 p.m. Wednesday, a producer reported a spill at the Ring Valley hog confinement a few miles north of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County.
  Fish Kill Along Buchanan County Creek

Fish Kill Along Buchanan County Creek

  • 9/30/2015 12:00:00 PM
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STANLEY – DNR staff have traced a fish kill to a hog confinement about three miles south of Stanley near the north Buchanan County line.
Sheffield Boil Advisory Lifted

Sheffield Boil Advisory Lifted

  • 9/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
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SHEFFIELD – A boil advisory issued Sept. 8 for the city of Sheffield in Franklin County was lifted Saturday when laboratory tests showed the water is safe to drink.
Wastewater Discharge in Burlington Saturday

Wastewater Discharge in Burlington Saturday

  • 9/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
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BURLINGTON – Following a brief power outage Saturday night, the city of Burlington discharged partially treated wastewater to the Mississippi River.
Boil Advisory Issued for Sheffield

Boil Advisory Issued for Sheffield

  • 9/9/2015 12:00:00 PM
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SHEFFIELD – A boil advisory was issued today for the city of Sheffield in Franklin County after routine maintenance on the water tower was completed.
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