News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2012
East Kansas City residents to experience low or no water pressure overnight Sunday
Valve test near Raytown Road, Blue Ridge Cutoff scheduled Sunday night
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department (WSD) will perform a water valve test on Sunday, May 20 at 11 p.m. in preparation for a valve replacement at Raytown Road and Blue Ridge Cutoff.
Customers in the area of 23rd Street south to 75th Street; and Booth Avenue east to the City limits may experience low water or no water pressure for short periods during the test. A map of the affected area can be viewed by visiting http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/water/documents/waterservices/areamap1.pdf.
The test is anticipated to be completed by 6 a.m.
“Properly working valves are vital to WSD operations,” said Water Services Director Terry Leeds. “Crews must be able to shut valves to isolate a main to make repairs. The fewer number of valves required to reduce pressure from a main means the fewer customers who are impacted during those repairs. In order to not interfere with scheduled activities at the Jackson County Sports Complex during the summer, we need to make the repairs at this time.”
If the test is successful Sunday night, crews will work Monday night to replace the valve. Water service may be affected in the same area on Monday, May 21 at approximately 11 p.m. to Tuesday, May 22 at 5 a.m.
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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