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City of Kansas City, Mo.

CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356


Residents advised about two wastewater overflow areas

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports that manholes at 8501 Independence Ave. and 30th Street and Broadway Boulevard have overflowed. Warning signs have been posted at both locations. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by these overflows.

Residents should not use Penn Valley Park Lake for recreational uses until the spill can be cleaned up and completed laboratory tests results indicate the water body meets acceptable water quality standards. Water Services personnel have removed the blockage from the sanitary sewer lines that caused the overflow and is collecting water samples. A media alert will be issued when recreational uses at Penn Valley Park Lake may resume.

The City also is working cooperatively with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to contain and mitigate the impact of the discharge at Independence Avenue.

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 entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.


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