News from the Water Services Department
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2010
Residents advised about wastewater overflow into creek that leads to the Little Blue River
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department report that a broken sewer line in a wooded area near 5990 Noland Road caused a wastewater overflow into unnamed, non-recreational creek that flows to the Little Blue River at 12 pm on Friday, August 6th. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by this overflow.
The sewage was leaking at an estimated rate of two gallons per minute and was contained by an earthen dam constructed by the repair crew at 5:30 pm. A vacuum truck was used to collect and return the sewage to the collection system. The repair crew replaced seven ft. of sewer pipe and the repair was completed at 8:30 pm on Aug.6th. A total of approximately 660 gallons of sewage was discharged into the creek.
The City has posted the affected area to inform residents of the discharge and is working cooperatively with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to mitigate the impact of this discharge. Water samples have been collected from 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 intake, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and wastewater 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.