Officials Say Wastewater Released in Cherokee

Officials say the northwest Iowa city of Cherokee accidentally released several hundred gallons of wastewater.


The state Department of Natural Resources says the release happened Thursday after a relief valve failed on a force main.


Officials say the untreated water entered a storm sewer that flows into the Little Sioux River. Most of the wastewater soaked into the ground.


Repairs were completed about 2 p.m. Thursday. DNR officials will continue to monitor the incident.