Iowa DNR tries to stop wastewater discharge

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say they will work through the weekend to unplug a sewer line that’s discharging wastewater near Mill Creek in Clinton.

City officials reported the discharge Monday, but they discovered Friday that the discharge was reaching Mill Creek. The state Department of Natural Resources says the discharge is coming out of manholes in a wooded area.

DNR says work to unplug the line is proceeding slowly because the area is heavily wooded and a section of the sewer line is completely plugged.

Officials are trying to get the wastewater to flow to a treatment plant. They’re trying to pump around the blockage and reduce the amount going to the creek.

DNR says it will continue to monitor the situation.

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