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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2012
Residents advised about wastewater overflow in Blue River Watershed (Eastwood Trafficway & Blue Parkway)
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to a broken sewer line at Eastwood Trafficway and Blue Parkway.
The leak was discovered on Thursday, May 24 at 8 a.m. The crew found sewage surfacing at the rate of 3 gallons per minute from a broken and exposed 8-inch sewer. The sewage is contained in a low spot in the creek. Bypass pumping into a nearby manhole was implemented at 10:30 a.m. Wastewater did not reach the Blue River. A repair crew is onsite to excavate and repair the broken sewer.
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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