Broken Sewer Line Leak Affects Creek Near Storm Lake

A broken sewer line has caused wastewater to reach a small frozen creek near Storm Lake. The Department of Natural Resources says the ice-filled Outlet Creek below Storm Lake was affected by a leak discovered Tuesday morning. The line, managed by the Southwest Sanitary District, leads to a wastewater treatment plant. The leak was stopped a short time later. A contractor for the city of Storm Lake reported the leak after seeing wastewater flowing under the snow. Officials estimate about 2,000 gallons reached the creek and froze on top of it.