DNR Says Wastewater Discharge Into Little Sioux River In Cherokee County Has Ended

Thu 6-6-2019

(Quimby)-- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a discharge of wastewater into the Little Sioux River near Quimby has ended as of today (Thursday). 

DNR officials say the city has hired a hauler to transport wastewater that's been getting into the river since earlier this week when a force sewer main broke. Officials say the city of Quimby is in the process of trying to determine how to repair or replace the broken main, which is under the flooded river. The city has hired an engineer to come up with some options.

The DNR estimated some 15,000 to 20,000 gallons a day of untreated wastewater was being discharged into the Little Sioux River.

Officials say the city will continue to have the wastewater hauled until the situation is remediated.