City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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2013 Media Releases - . - Sewer Back Up in Bettendorf

At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning, a water main broke in the vicinity of Woodland Lane and Hillside Drive. Water from the break entered into the city's sewer system, which created a surcharge in the line. Homes downstream from the surcharge have experienced backup into their homes. These homes are located in the vicinity of Heatherlane and Hillside Drive. The water main was closed at 11:45 a.m., which ended the surcharged event. Grant Wood Elementary School was closed due to the water main break.

Emergency parking restrictions will be in effect starting at 5:00 p.m. today. Please park on the odd side of the street (south/east) on odd numbered days, and on even sides of the street (north/west) on even numbered days, making the change at 6:00 a.m. each day.

Residents who are affected by the water main break should call the City of Bettendorf at 563-344-4014.

The City of Bettendorf and Iowa American Water Company are working together to resolve the problem.