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Sewage spills into Perry Creek

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- Sioux City is dealing with another sewage leak. This one happened in Perry Creek Monday afternoon.

The Iowa DNR reports the sewage leaking at a rate of 3- to 6,000 gallons per hour. City officials believe the creek meandered over a pipe that runs parallel to the water, eroding it. This is the second such incident in less than a month.

A million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Missouri River after a break in a Morningside line in mid-March.

"We're going to be more proactive about walking these in our ditches, but even with that, we can walk it at the beginning of the season, and the failure can happen anytime," says Public Works Director Chris Payer.

The DNR is requiring the city to test for bacteria levels in the water.

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