Flood damage still being repaired in Iowa City
August 18, 2008
Two months after the massive floods that hit eastern Iowa especially hard, work is still underway to return basic utility services to full capacity. An effort to repair sewage force mains
in Iowa City led to a 100,000-gallon wastewater bypass into the Iowa River last week, and one of the pipes being checked was missing a 40-foot section. It's impossible to know when portable bypass pumps
will be needed most, which is why early planning for emergencies is critical.
last revised August 2008