On Iowa Politics

Immigration reform introduced on Capitol Hill, campaign money moving in Iowa and women in politics are featured on this week’s episode. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day’s deadlines have been met. Featuring James Lynch, Ed Tibbetts, Mike Wiser and Jon Ericson. Follow on the web at qctimes.com/OnIowaPolitics or on Twitter at @OnIowaPolitics.

Park View valve failure

releases wastewater

A valve failure caused hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater to flow into an eastern Iowa creek near Eldridge.

The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that between 300,000 and 400,000 gallons of untreated wastewater a day was being discharged by the Park View Water and Sanitary District.

The wastewater was flowing into Glynns Creek, then winding about 2 miles through Scott County Park before flowing into McDonald Creek. It finally enters the Wapsipinicon River.

The main pump station valve failure has been temporarily repaired, according to a DNR news release issued Friday. Untreated wastewater flowing into nearby Glynns Creek has been stopped.

The district said it will not have to bypass untreated wastewater in order to make permanent repairs.

However, children and pets should still be kept away from Glynns and McDonald creeks through today.


Live Uncommon honors

Boston Marathon victims

Live Uncommon waived and covered entry fees for more than 500 participants in events scheduled today in honor of the victims and families of the Boston Marathon explosions.

Live Uncommon said it invites all to "stand up and run, walk, bike or crossfit on Saturday in protest" of the events in Boston.

More than 500 people had signed up by Friday afternoon, and the organization hoped for 1,000 by the end of the day.

Today’s events include the Run for Renewal 5K at 9 a.m. in Davenport and the Autism Awareness 5K, bike and crossfit at 10:45 a.m. at Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf.

For details, go to liveuncommon.org