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Broken water main causes sewer overflow

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A broken pipe caused a sanitary sewer overflow in Dubuque.

The water main pipe broke at Lowell and Woodworth Streets Friday causing debris to clog a sanitary sewer pipe in the 2400 block of Hempstead Street.

City officials say untreated wastewater flowed from the manhole down Hempstead Street before entering the storm sewer system at the intersection of Kaufmann Avenue at Hempstead Street.

The blockage was removed and flow directed back into the pipe within an hour.

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