Wastewater released into creek in Scott County

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A valve failure at a pump station allowed untreated wastewater to flow into Glynns Creek near Eldridge Iowa on Friday, April 19.

A statement from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the valve failed at the main pump station for the Park View Water & Sanitary district near Eldridge.

A temporary repair was in place, stopping the flow of untreated wastewater was stopped shortly after it was discovered Friday morning.  If the flow had continued, Park View staff estimated 300,000 to 400,000 gallons of untreated wastewater could have discharged there in a single day.

Glynns Creek flows north and winds about two miles through Scott County Park before it flows into McDonald Creek and into the Wapsipinicon River.

The DNR recommended keeping children and pets away from Glynns and McDonald creeks until Saturday, April 20.