Flood water from the Cedar River has gone down enough that evacuated residents in southeast Waverly are being allowed to return home.

Waverly Utilities staff are going door to door to begin electric re-connections to homes, which can safely be turned back on. If the homeowner is not present or if the electricity is not ready to be turned on, utility crews are asking customers to please call 319-559-2000 to schedule an appointment. Please go to www.waverlyutilities.com for more details.

If your property is without gas and you are ready to have it turned back on, call Mid-American Energy at 888-427-5632.

Garbage for southeast Waverly residents in the evacuation zone will have special collection on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (Sept. 27-29, 2016). Special collection involves using your city garbage container and having it out by noon each day. Normal garbage collection will resume Friday morning.

Water-damaged items, such as carpet and furniture, need to be placed at the curb. There will be no cost for water-damaged items. Additionally, you must call Public Services at 319-352-6247 or Public Works Administration at 319-352-9065 to schedule collection.

If needed, clean-up kits are now available at Waverly City Hall.

Sandbags can be placed curb-side for collection or can be returned directly to Public Services at 2900 5th Ave NW. Please use the far west driveway. Call Public Services at 319-352-6247 or Public Works Administration at 319-352-9065 to schedule sandbag collection.