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City Communications Office

City of Kansas City, Mo.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 6, 2009

Residents advised about wastewater overflow

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports that a manhole at 9700 Manning Ave. has overflowed. Warning signs have been posted at the location. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by the overflows.

Water Services personnel currently are onsite cleaning up and collecting water samples. The City also has notified downstream users of the Blue River and is working cooperatively with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to mitigate the impact of this discharge. The Water Services Department will continue to collect samples and report results as soon as they become available.

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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