Near Eddyville, Untreated Sewage Flows into Tributary


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Surely dirty, but perhaps not too dangerous.

A failed pump sent as much as 50,000 gallons into a tributary of the Des Moines River, but the Iowa DNR says it does not pose an immediate health risk, reports the Des Moines Register today.

Ottumwa residents should take heed, however. The Des Moines River supplies its drinking water, the DNR said.

Eddyville residents faced a previous sewage problem last July when heavy rains sent untreated sewage through house drains.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s