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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2011

Residents advised about wastewater overflow into the Blue River Watershed

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to a broken 6-inch water main.

An overflow at 7714 Prospect Ave. was reported at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 20 due to a broken water main that was flowing into a catch basin and into an unnamed creek that leads to the Blue River at the rate of 10 GPM. The overflow ended at 1 p.m. for a total of 700 gallons.

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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