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May 13, 2012

Wastewater bypass in Humeston

HUMESTON — Failure of equipment at a pumping station this morning caused a wastewater bypass in Wayne County southeast of Humeston.

The city discovered the pump failure at 7:30 a.m. and installed a portable pump by 8 a.m., stopping the discharge. City staff estimate about 10,000 gallons of untreated sewage reached a tributary of Ninemile Creek, which eventually flows to the South Fork of the Chariton River arm of Rathbun Lake.

The city operator collected water samples for testing. Repairs to the pump and float switch should be completed today. The city plans to install an autodialer alarm system next week.

 

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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