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Dubuque Sewer Blockage Causes Untreated Wastewater to Reach Mississippi River
Posted: 12/30/2013
DUBUQUE−− A plugged sewer pipe in the 500 block of Samuel Street in Dubuque caused untreated wastewater to flow into a nearby storm sewer and into the Mississippi River Saturday morning.

The city cleared the blockage, caused by tree roots, and cleaned up the area within 45 minutes of notification of the problem. The public was advised to keep children and pets away from the area until this morning.