Newton - Due to a partial blockage in the collection system line, a wastewater bypass was reported in a remote area of the 200 block of S 8th Avenue W flowing into Severs Creek this afternoon.
City staff are removing trees to access the site. Hydro-Klean will be onsite tomorrow to address the blockage.
People and pets should avoid Severs Creek until the collection system line is repaired.
DNR field staff will investigate the site tomorrow (weather allowing) and collect samples.