News from Water Services
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 11, 2011
Portion of the Quality Hill are to experience temporary water outage
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department will perform a water valve test late Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the area of 8th to 10th Streets and from Broadway and Washington in preparation for replacement of four water valves.
Residents and businesses in the test area will be without water service from midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 11 until 6.a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Notices have been left for the consumers advising them of the temporary loss of service.
This test is phase two of a Water Services Department four-phase water valve replacement effort in the Quality Hill neighborhood. Approximately 15 valves in the area of 5th to 10th streets and from Wyandotte to Washington streets were determined to need replacement. Last week, the first three valves were replaced.
If the Oct. 11-12 test shut is successful, additional work, including excavation and repair/replacement of valves, will be scheduled for the on the evening of Friday, Oct. 14th. Following this week’s repairs, two more repair phases will be scheduled to replace the remaining eight valves.
“The work is being done in phases to minimize the time that consumers are out of water and minimize effects on traffic,” said Acting Water Services Director Terry Leeds. “We appreciate the consumers’ patience while the department makes these repairs.”
The City’s Water Services Department is currently requesting bids for a $1 million valve replacement contract to assist in upgrading the City’s water distribution system.
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.
Follow Kansas City Water Services on Facebook under Kansas City Water Services and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kcmowater.