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Up to 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into Northern Iowa creek



This news story was published on February 27, 2018.
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MANSON — Up to 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged into a Northern Iowa creek Monday night.

Leaks from a pump caused a wastewater discharge into East Cedar Creek in the northwest Iowa town of Manson Monday night, February 27.

Seals on the pump failed causing the pumping station to flood and overflow. DNR staff confirmed the flow ended about 11 a.m. Tuesday after the city repaired the pump. An estimated 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater flowed into the creek.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommended keeping children and pets away from the creek for the next 24 to 48 hours. They say they will consider appropriate enforcement action as a result of the incident.

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10 Responses to Up to 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into Northern Iowa creek

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Where’s these environmentalist who are concerned about the waterways,of Iowa. They must be hiding now that the truth is out that iowa towns are dumping human excrement into the waters. Guess it isn’t always a farmer’s fault.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Pretty big difference between a accidental release and the chronic indifference from area farmers.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 2, 2018 at 12:22 am

        Your statement reeks of a double standard and clearly shows your prejudice. Pollution is bad no matter who is at fault and it is well documented thru dnr records that municipalities have been granted temporary permits to dump human sewage in waters of iowa numerous times. And a vast majority of farmers opperate within the laws set forth by the state so your point is easily defeated in any dbate that pollution from human waste from cities shouls not be tolerated versus any pollution from the ag sector. It’s time these discharges from cities be considered a violation

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 9:06 am

    I find it interesting that the those who decry the farmer for minor spills have nothing to say or refuse to acknowledge the issue when their own municipalities dump 100,000 gallons of human waste into their sacred waterways. Let’s see some outrage from these environmentalists against these cities

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 7:08 am

    These thing keep happening. Sure they will possible fine them, but what happens to the money? These people just consider fines the cost of doing business.

  4. mint Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 5:22 am

    The article never said where the source of the “wastewater” came from, Iowa ranked #1 in the U.S./Corporation place to live, ha ha what living around 1.) Brain dead zombies, 2.) Obese and people with morbid obesity, 3.) People who do not bathe, 4.) CAFOS that have “destroyed the environment 5.) People who drink pig manure for water and when they bathe, bathe in pig manure water, keep in mind these people have gone to college they have degrees, BRAVO YEAH, ha ha. Big Joke. State is full of people with cancer and diabetes also, hey go have some more bake sale, and sausage pancake fundraising benefits for the sick, ha ha

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2018 at 11:04 am

      The take I get from reading the article, is that the leak came from the city sewage system. South of Manson there are 3 lagoons that the city uses for sewage retention. Cedar creek in that area is more or less a ditch that carries field tile run off, and cleaned water from the city sewage system. There’s never been much fishing going on in that area of cedar creek.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Just leave and go very far away.

      • mint Reply Report comment

        March 1, 2018 at 7:05 am

        ha ha more ignorance on display, never indicated where I lived, too much fluoride maybe have another glass of city fluoridated/industrial waste used to make rat poison and proven to lower IQ amongst other gastly things like disease, get your facts straight before you post false accusations.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 1:13 am

    FISHING was kind of shitty there anyway and now more so