Valve on Pressurized Pipe Blows Causing Sanitary Sewer Overflow
John Klostermann, Public Works Director
Oct. 20, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – A pressurized pipe behind 754 Sunset Ridge blew a valve and caused untreated wastewater to flow onto the nearby ground.
The City of Dubuque Public Works Department was performing maintenance on a sanitary sewer line this morning around 10:30 a.m. when the valve blew. Crews worked to repair the valve and flow was directed back into the pipe around 10:40 a.m.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) cautions people to keep their children and pets away from the noted area, which is posted, for 48 hours.
For more information, contact the Iowa DNR Manchester Field Office at 563.927.2640 or City of Dubuque Public Works Director John Klostermann at 563.589.4250.
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