Clogged Sewer Line Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Arielle Swift, Assistant Public Works Director
July 8, 2021 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – A clogged sanitary sewer line off Rising Avenue caused untreated wastewater to flow onto the street and into the surrounding ground.
The City of Dubuque Public Works Department was notified of the plugged line around 10:45 a.m. Thursday (July 8). Crews worked to remove the roots blocking the line and flow was directed back into the pipe by 1:30 p.m.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources cautions people to keep their children and pets away from the noted area, which is posted, for forty-eight (48) hours.
For more information, contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Manchester Field Office at 563-927-2640 or Arielle Swift at 563-589-4250.
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