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Sewage overflows to Turkey Creek in Cass County

  • 2/7/2023 4:15:00 PM
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CASS COUNTY, IOWA - Anita city officials notified the Iowa DNR Field Office staff this morning regarding a sewage overflow near 203 Michigan Avenue. The overflow was discovered around 5:30 p.m. Monday. 

The overflow occurred at a manhole about 75 yards north of 203 Michigan Avenue after a sewer collection system under Turkey Creek became blocked. Approximately 50 gallons of sewage also backed up into a residential basement at 203 Michigan Avenue. 

The city’s wastewater operator estimates 250 gallons of sewage reached Turkey Creek. 

City staff cleared the obstruction by 7 p.m. Monday and spread lime on the area between the manhole and the creek to kill bacteria. 

Officials have determined no further action is needed at this time