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Sioux City is taking steps to prevent future pollution in Sertoma Park's pond


Sioux City is blaming a storm sewer pipe for trash and pollution in the Sertoma Park Pond.

The pond serves as a stormwater detention for some businesses and residents on Sioux City's east side. With hopes of stopping pollution from spreading to the rest of the pond, the city's Public Works Department installed a trash boom in early April.

On Thursday, staff from the Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory went back to the pond for another clean up. They collected five large bags of trash, junk that would have sunk to the bottom of the pond causing further pollution.

"I think with the trash boom in place, we can hopefully keep the trash from migrating across the pond and we hope to see improved water quality over the next few years," said Desiree McCaslen, pretreatment manager for the city of Sioux City.

Jebro Incorporated in Sioux City is funding the entire project.

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