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


Water Services to repair valves at 8th and May Streets, as well as 8th and Central Streets

Water service will be off overnight to customers in the area

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department will begin Stage 2 and 3 of water valve repairs on Friday night, Oct. 7th/Saturday morning Oct. 8th at 8th and May; and 8th and Central. The repair and replacement of these valves will be completed in four stages.

Stage 1: Test Shut – This was successfully completed Oct. 5th and ensures that the valves that need to repaired or replaced can be isolated from the system.

Stage 2: Dig up – Crews are excavating the valve locations, taking measurements, and preparing valve/pipe assembly for installation. No shut will be done for this work. This will be completed today and holes plated .

Stage 3: Repair/Replace Valves – Valves will be shut turning off water to customers in the area. Notices have been left for the consumers advising them of this temporary loss of service This stage will cut out existing valves, drop new valve assemblies in line, tighten sleeves, flush main, backfill, test water, and restore service. Plates will then be reinstalled until restoration takes place.

Four valves will be replaced during Stage 3, three at 8th and May Streets as well as one at 8th and Central Streets. Additional valves are scheduled to be replaced on 5th and 10th streets from Wyandotte to Washington streets at future dates. Public notices will be distributed to the impacted areas.

Stage 4: Restoration - Restoration of streets where valves were repaired/replaced.

“WSD realizes this may create some temporary inconvenience and we will work to minimize the burden on residents and businesses in the area,” said Interim Water Services Director Terry Leeds. “However, these valves allow Water Services crews to take lines out of service to make repairs and minimizes the number of customers affected in the future.”

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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