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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2012
Residents advised about wastewater overflow
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to a grease blockage.
A Wastewater Maintenance crew responding to a bad odor complaint at 4000 Hardy Ave. found a manhole overflowing at the rate of 2 gallons per minute (GPM). The sewage reached a storm drainage creek and was absorbed into the soil. The crew arrived at 11 p.m. on April 21 and opened a grease stoppage at 11:30 p.m. Lime was applied to the affected area. The area around the manhole structure has been cleaned. The sewage did not reach the state’s water.
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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