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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2012
Residents advised about wastewater overflow in Blue River Watershed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to debris in the sewer line in a wooded area near 7501 James A. Reed Road on Thursday, July 5 at 6:20 p.m.
The sewer overflowed at a rate of 20 gallons per minute. The sewage did not reach the state's waters. Bypass pumping was implemented and the sewage was returned to the sewer system. The overflow ended at 8:30 p.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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