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Wastewater discharged in Louisa Co

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 am

An unknown amount of wastewater was discharged and flowed to the Iowa River Tuesday when a force main ruptured in Wapello. According to a news release, city staff had to shut a pump station down near Van Buren Street to fix the main pipe, allowing untreated wastewater to discharge until the pipe was repaired at 11:20 a.m.The city will test water samples collected near the pump station.The Department of Natural Resources does not anticipate taking enforcement action at this time.

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