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Untreated wastewater flowing into Dubuque creek

DUBUQUE (KWWL) --  Untreated wastewater was flowing into Catfish Creek in Dubuque Friday afternoon. City officials say it's because of a broken pipe.

A property owner notified officials Friday afternoon about the sanitary overflow on Dubuque's south side near Mason Road. A contractor is working to make repairs to the pipe to stop the overflow.

The cause of the broken pipe is unknown. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says children and pets should stay away from the creek, and areas downstream until further notice.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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