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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2012

Residents advised about wastewater overflow in Blue River Watershed (31st Street & Agnes Avenue)

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to a broken water main at 31st Street and Agnes Avenue.

During routine inspection of a combined sewer outfall on Thursday, May 24, a manhole was found overflowing. This is a diluted bypass caused by a water main break located at 31st Street and Agnes Avenue entering the combined sewer.

The bypass was found at 12:30 p.m. The outfall flows to the Blue River. A Jet/Vac truck is onsite.

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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