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Coralville residents asked to limit wastewater discharge

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -- A sewer line break that caused raw sewage to be released into Muddy Creek and the Iowa River has forced the City of Coralville to ask residents to limit wastewater discharge until further notice.

Residents in the Altanna Estates, Auburn Hills, Brown Deer, Dovetail, East Auburn Hills, Forest Edge Estates, Glenn Oaks, Highland Park, Nor Cor, Ollinger, Pine Hills, Pine Valley, Terra Ridge, Terra Woods, and Timber subdivisions are asked to limit toilet flushing, dish and laundry washing and shower times.  These efforts will limit the amount of wastewater sent into sewer lines.

The area is generally bounded by Forevergreen Road on the north to Dubuque Street on the east, Oakdale Road on the west, and Holiday Road east of 12th Avenue on the south. See the attached map at http://www.coralville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=545.

The City says the drinking water is unaffected and safe to drink

Crews are in the process of assessing damage to the lift station to determine the extent and timing of repairs.

For more information, call 319.248.1713.

The break was reported to the city about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon after someone saw sewage coming out of a manhole.  They aren't sure when the break happened.

Normally about 321,000 gallons of untreated wastewater go through the pump station every day.

The flow is currently going into a storm water basin and then into Muddy Creek along Oakdale Boulevard near 1st Avenue.  The DNR asks parents to keep children and pets away from the area to avoid potential contact with wastewater.

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