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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2011

Residents advised about wastewater overflow into Rocky Branch Watershed

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to tree limbs in the sewer line.

At 12:24 pm an overflowing manhole located at the rear of 720 N.E. 111th St. was reported overflowing at a rate of 10 gallons per minute into an unnamed creek leading to Rocky Branch Creek. The overflow was stopped at 3:50 pm. A total of 2,050 gallons of wastewater overflowed. The overflow was due to vandalism. Tree limbs were found in the manhole which caused the sewer to overflow.

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 entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.

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