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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 RELEAE: Nov. 3, 2009

Residents advised about wastewater spill on East 85th Street

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources report that a sewer overflow at 1300 E. 85th St. discharged an estimated 870 gallons of wastewater into a tributary that runs into the Blue River approximately 1 to 1.5 miles downstream. The City’s drinking water supply is not affected by this incident.

The overflow was discovered and corrected on Nov. 2, 2009. The overflow occurred because of debris that had collected in the sewer system. This area is inspected and cleaned each week.

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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