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Iowa's water operators show dedication to local communities, clean water

Iowa's water operators show dedication to local communities, clean water

  • 8/13/2020 3:13:00 PM
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The professionals who train and learn to operate Iowa’s 1,822 public water supplies and 814 wastewater facilities can be easily overlooked. But, to Jessica Montana, supervisor of the DNR’s southwest Iowa field office, “These are angels in a community.”
Wastewater released in Council Bluffs

Wastewater released in Council Bluffs

  • 6/23/2020 4:49:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS—The city of Council Bluffs requested permission to release untreated wastewater to the Missouri River after discovering problems with a sewer line this morning.
DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Fort Dodge

DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Fort Dodge

  • 6/5/2020 9:14:00 AM
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FORT DODGE, Iowa - DNR environmental specialists responded to a wastewater discharge to surface water between the Fort Dodge Industrial Park and the City of Fort Dodge on Thursday.
Industrial wastewater discharge in Storm Lake

Industrial wastewater discharge in Storm Lake

  • 2/19/2020 3:48:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—An equipment failure at Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., in Storm Lake caused a discharge of untreated wastewater into the city’s storm sewers early Wednesday morning.
DNR investigates wastewater release in Solon

DNR investigates wastewater release in Solon

  • 12/4/2019 6:32:00 AM
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SOLON—This morning, staff from the city of Solon in Johnson County reported a release of partially treated wastewater which flowed overland into Mill Creek.
Earling discharging wastewater in Shelby County

Earling discharging wastewater in Shelby County

  • 10/7/2019 10:45:00 AM
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EARLING – With one lift station pump out for repair, the city of Earling’s remaining pump failed, sending untreated wastewater from the pumping station into Mosquito Creek.
Wastewater discharges in eastern Iowa

Wastewater discharges in eastern Iowa

  • 7/23/2019 7:43:00 AM
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DAVENPORT – Two ongoing wastewater discharges are occurring in eastern Iowa, both eventually flowing to the Mississippi River.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers Week

Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers Week

  • 6/13/2019 1:33:00 PM
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All members of the Iowa Drinking Water and Wastewater industries are invited to be present as Governor Kim Reynolds signs a proclamation declaring August 18 through August 24, 2019, as "Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers of Iowa Week."
April 21-27 is National Laboratory Week

April 21-27 is National Laboratory Week

  • 4/25/2019 3:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Environmental laboratories play an important part in protecting our public health and the environment.
Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

  • 9/7/2018 2:06:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—Thursday the city of Storm Lake investigated an odor complaint from a storm sewer near King’s Pointe Resort on the northeast side of the lake.
Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

Wastewater discharge near Carroll stopped

  • 6/8/2018 4:52:00 PM
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CARROLL - Wastewater flowed into a drainage ditch on the east side of Carroll Thursday afternoon after a bridge contractor struck a sewer main.
Wastewater discharge ends in Storm Lake

Wastewater discharge ends in Storm Lake

  • 1/30/2018 2:05:00 PM
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STORM LAKE - Workers from Storm Lake placed a sleeve over a damaged portion of the city’s sewer pipe about 5 p.m. Jan. 29 to stop an ongoing wastewater discharge into the lake.
Major wastewater discharge to Storm Lake

Major wastewater discharge to Storm Lake

  • 1/29/2018 3:04:00 PM
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STORM LAKE --  Repair work on Friday apparently damaged a 24-inch sewer line, allowing untreated wastewater to flow into a storm sewer that runs into Storm Lake.
Ongoing wastewater discharge occurring in Muscatine

Ongoing wastewater discharge occurring in Muscatine

  • 11/2/2017 11:57:00 AM
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MUSCATINE—Monday, the city of Muscatine reported the ongoing release of untreated wastewater leaking from a sewer force main near the intersection of Nebraska and Day streets.
Wastewater discharge ended in West Des Moines

Wastewater discharge ended in West Des Moines

  • 2/23/2017 11:49:00 AM
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WEST DES MOINES –The city of West Des Moines discovered untreated wastewater bubbling up from a manhole on the south side of the road in the 5400 block of University Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.  
Wastewater discharge into Storm Lake Monday night

Wastewater discharge into Storm Lake Monday night

  • 12/6/2016 2:14:00 PM
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STORM LAKE – Officials in the city of Storm Lake reported to DNR this morning that an unknown, but small, amount of untreated wastewater leaked into Storm Lake overnight.
Public Meetings to Discuss New Wastewater Permits

Public Meetings to Discuss New Wastewater Permits

  • 4/21/2016 8:07:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR will hold two public stakeholder meetings in May to answer questions and collect public comments on two proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater general permits.
Wastewater Discharge in Sheldon

Wastewater Discharge in Sheldon

  • 3/8/2016 6:44:00 AM
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SHELDON – Thanks to an observant angler, the DNR and city of Sheldon wastewater operators were alerted to a wastewater discharge Monday.
Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

  • 1/12/2016 10:23:00 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.
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.
  Septic Maintenance Vital To Protect People And Water

Septic Maintenance Vital To Protect People And Water

  • 9/24/2015 12:00:00 PM
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DES MOINES – One out of four Iowans rely on septic systems, making proper care of these on-site wastewater systems a vital part of protecting public health and water quality.
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.