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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 24, 2012

Residents advised about wastewater overflow near 210 Northeast Harlem Road

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to an eight-inch force main break near 210 N.E. Harlem Road. The overflow was discovered on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 1:40 p.m.

During the overflow, wastewater was discharged at a rate of approximately three gallons per minute and was contained in a grassy area near Harlem Pump Station. The overflow ended at 2:15 p.m. Wastewater did not reach state waters. The overflow wastewater was vacuumed, and the affected area was treated with lime.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Kincaid at jennifer.kincaid@kcmo.org or 816- 513-0284.

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The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and wastewater 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 the system.

Visit WSD online at www.kcmo.org/water. Follow WSD on Twitter @kcmowater.

    
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