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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2011
Residents advised about wastewater overflow into the Dykes Branch Watershed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to a root blockage.
A manhole located at 9028 Oak St. was reported overflowing at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 16. It was overflowing approximately 3 gallons per minute.
The overflow ended at 12:30 p.m. for a total of 750 gallons. The sewage did not reach a creek. The sewage was absorbed into the ground. Lime was applied to the affected area.
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, storm water 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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