Blockage Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Assistant Public Works Director
August 24, 2022 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, IOWA – A blocked sanitary sewer line off Stone Hill Dr to overflow untreated wastewater on to the surrounding ground. Lime and signs have been placed in the surrounding area.
The City of Dubuque Public Works Department was notified of the overflow line around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (August 24). After crews worked to remove the blockage, sanitary sewer pipes were open by 3:00 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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