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Wastewater discharged into Catfish Creek in Dubuque


A small wastewater discharge occurred on the south side of Dubuque on Wednesday.

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said erosion caused a sanitary sewer pipe to break at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday just below 455 Moore Heights.

Approximately 200 gallons of wastewater flowed into Catfish Creek before it was stopped by the Public Works Department at around 4:15 p.m., officials said.

The City of Dubuque Public Works said the pipe was located in a wooded area behind Moore Heights in the Fremont Avenue area of Dubuque.

The DNR recommends children and pets should stay out of that area and Catfish Creek for the next 48 hours.

The City of Dubuque will take water samples for testing.

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