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Overflow at Cedar Rapids lift station


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Cedar Rapids lift station was offline for about a day after an electrical and communications failure.

The Water Pollution Control Facilities Kirkwood Lift Station was offline from early Sunday morning into early Monday morning.

The city says all overflows from the pump failure were confined to the lift station and did not get into the creeks or streams in the area. City staff completed clean-up of the lift station on Monday afternoon.

The city says residents should avoid contact with creeks and streams near the intersection of Kirkwood Boulevard and 76th Avenue SW.

The cause of the electrical and communications failure is under investigation.

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