News from Water Services
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2012
Residents advised about wastewater overflow
into the Hickman Mills Creek Watershed
Water Services reports a wastewater overflow due to a grease blockage.
Investigations crews responded to a dry weather manhole overflow at 10036 Bennington at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 17th that was overflowing at the rate of five gallons per minute due to a grease clog in the sewer line. The overflow was stopped at 5:50 p.m.
Sewage entered a storm drain channel that led to Hickman Mills Creek. Signs have been posted and samples will be taken on Wednesday.
For more information, contact Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department at 816-513-0232.
The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services.
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