The city of Cherokee had a small wastewater release Thursday after a relief valve failed on a force main.
The city discovered the leak Thursday morning and found a small amount of untreated wastewater entered a storm sewer that flows into the Little Sioux River. Most of the wastewater soaked into the ground.
The city completed repairs about 2 p.m. Thursday and estimates several hundred gallons flowed to the storm sewer. City staff will lime the area where wastewater pooled.
The DNR will continue to monitor the situation.
For more information contact Tom Roos at 712-262-4177 or Tom.Roos@dnr.iowa.gov.