News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2012
WSD continues work to replace water main on 10th Street between Main, Walnut
Following Thursday's break of a 10-inch water main, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department decided to replace about 200 feet ofexisting main with new pipe on 10th Streetbetween Walnut and Main Streets over the weekend.
Replacement of the new water main is expected to be completed early this week. Work was slowed by an abandoned asbestos-coated steam line that had to be removed and the number of utilities that had to be worked around. Substantial hand digging is required, which greatly slows the water main replacement work. Additionally, there are several service lines and first valves that are being replaced as a part of this work.
“Water Services has had two contractor crews working both day and night, and we will continue to do that to accomplish this work as quickly as we can,” said Water Services Director Terry Leeds. “At this time, we anticipate that the water main installation should be completed Tuesday, barring any additional unforeseen obstructions or rainy weather.”
Except for access to a parking garage, Tenth Street (between Main and Walnut streets) will remain closed during construction and street restoration. Restoration will begin as soon as the water main replacement activities are completed.
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.