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Mount Pleasant pipe leaks untreated waste water into creek

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) -- Officials in the southeastern Iowa town of Mount Pleasant say they expect to replace a leaky pipe that has been allowing untreated waste water into a storm sewer that leads to Saunders Branch Creek.

The Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/2aAmuX0 ) that a city crew discovered the leak Wednesday while repairing a nearby line. The crews reported the leak to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The department recommends keeping children and pets away from the creek -- especially in Saunders Park -- until after repairs are complete.

The city expected to replace the leaky pipe on Thursday.

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