Clogged Pipe Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow
John Klostermann, Public Works Director
March 24, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – A clogged sanitary sewer manhole in an off-road area between Patricia Anne Drive and Miller Road has caused untreated wastewater to flow into Catfish Creek.
The City of Dubuque Public Works Department was notified of the overflowing sanitary sewer manhole around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, Monday, March 23. Crews worked to remove the blockage from the manhole, and the flow was directed back into the pipe by 8 p.m.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources cautions people to keep their children and pets away from the noted area, which is posted, for 48 hours.
For more information, contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Manchester Field Office at 563-927-2640 or City of Dubuque Public Works Director John Klostermann at 563-589-4250.
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