Clinton and Cedar Falls both accidentally discharged waste into nearby rivers yesterday.
The Quad-City Times reports:
The city of Clinton has discharged about 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Mississippi River.
The state Department of Natural Resources told KCRG-TV that the city discharged the sewage while repairs were made Friday to a 65-foot section of pipe.
The sewage was expected to dissipate in the river within a day.
Meanwhile, the city of Cedar Falls planned to send sewage into the Cedar River starting Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.
KWWL-TV reports the city says the wastewater will go through 60 percent of the treatment process before being released. The discharge is needed to repair a leaky pipe discovered about two weeks ago.
The impact on the river is expected to be minimal.