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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2012

Residents advised about wastewater overflow in Brush Creek Watershed

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reported a wastewater overflow due to a debris blockage in the sewer line in front of 807 W. 48th St. on Tuesday, July 31st at 3 p.m.

The manhole overflowed and bypassed into Brush Creek from the outfall located across from 722 Ward Parkway.

The sewer overflowed at a rate of approximately 20 gallons per minute for an estimated total of 3,300 gallons. The overflow ended at 5:45 p.m.

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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