News from Water Services
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 22, 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 water main.
While performing routine inspection of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) structures on Sept. 21st, a Water Services Maintenance crew found a manhole near 302 E. 82nd St. bypassing at an estimated rate of 1,000 gallons per minute into an unnamed creek which leads to the Blue River.
Water from a broken 6-inch City water main located in front of 439 E. 79th Terrace was draining into a curb inlet causing the overflow. The bypass was discovered at 11:30 am. The bypass ended at 3:30 pm. Water Crews will repair the broken water main.
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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