Plugged Sewer Line Causes Iowa Wastewater Spill

A plugged sewer line gets the blame for a wastewater spill in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Officials say up to 50,000 gallons of untreated wastewater poured into a tributary of the Cedar River Monday. Workers found hundreds of gallons from the plugged line spilling out of a manhole on the city's south side.
The water ran into a nearby stream, which empties into the river.
Officials don't know how the line became plugged. Cedar Rapids the Department of Natural Resources are investigating the incident.


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