May 23, 2022

Sewer leak found in Creston

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

A collapsed streambank and broken sewer line on Hurley Creek resulted in a wastewater discharge to the creek Tuesday.

The cast iron sewer line broke when the streambank caved in. Discharging at about five gallons per minute, the untreated wastewater is entering Hurley Creek near the North Spruce Street bridge south of West Spencer Street.

The DNR advises keeping children and pets away from the creek for 24 to 48 hours after the discharge stops.

City crews responded to repair the line.

DNR will continue to monitor the situation and consider appropriate enforcement.