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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Untreated waste water spilled into a storm sewer after a pump broke during maintenance at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Wednesday. Those with the DNR say they're not sure how much of the waste water, from a basement sump pump, spilled into the storm sewer that goes to the Iowa River.

The university is currently pumping and hauling the untreated waste water to help stop more discharge while that pump is repaired.

The DNR is monitoring, and they want to remind you to keep kids and pets away from the Iowa River below Iowa Ave. and the dam for the next 48 hours.

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