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Wastewater Bypass City of Fontanelle to Middle Nodaway River

Wastewater Bypass City of Fontanelle to Middle Nodaway River

  • 5/7/2024 1:24:00 PM
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ADAIR COUNTY—Heavy precipitation is causing a bypass of untreated wastewater from the City of Fontanelle. It is flowing from the lift station located at Washington and Main Streets in town to an unnamed tributary which runs over a mile before reaching the Middle Nodaway River.
Greenfield wastewater leak near Middle Nodaway River

Greenfield wastewater leak near Middle Nodaway River

  • 10/23/2023 7:18:00 AM
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GREENFIELD -- On Friday, Oct. 20, a sewer line break caused untreated wastewater to reach an unnamed tributary of the Middle Nodaway River north of 230th Street/North Townline Road on the north edge of Greenfield. Residents should keep children and pets away from the unnamed tributary at 230th Street north to the confluence of the Middle Nodaway River.
River Users Should Avoid Area Near Adel Wastewater Facility

River Users Should Avoid Area Near Adel Wastewater Facility

  • 5/16/2023 12:24:00 PM
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ADEL--Persons recreating on the North Racoon River should avoid an area immediately below the Adel Wastewater Treatment Facility where a pool of partially treated waste has collected after a release on Monday.
Wastewater released near Carter Lake

Wastewater released near Carter Lake

  • 9/1/2022 11:10:00 AM
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CARTER LAKE, IOWA – Authorities advise that people and pets should avoid a stormwater retention pond area between Shoreline Golf Course and Lakeside Estates Trailer Home Park in Carter Lake due to a sewage spill.
Wastewater overflow in Carroll

Wastewater overflow in Carroll

  • 6/20/2022 4:03:00 PM
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CARROLL—Untreated wastewater overflowed from a manhole near St. Anthony Regional Hospital on the southeast side of Carroll Monday morning.
Wastewater discharge south of Sioux Center

Wastewater discharge south of Sioux Center

  • 3/16/2022 2:58:00 PM
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SIOUX CENTER—An unknown amount of wastewater from a packing plant reached a tributary of the West Branch of the Floyd River south of Sioux Center.
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.  
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