News from the Water Services Department
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2010
Residents advised about wastewater overflow in Mill Creek Watershed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a manhole overflow due to a sewer line collapse in a wooded area near 4554 N.E. 56th St.
The overflow was found at 10:20 a.m. on Sept. 27 and ended at 8:30 p.m. The overflow was approximately 5 gallons per minute for a total of 3,050 gallons.
The sewage was contained and did not enter an unnamed stream that is a tributary to Mill Creek.
The City is working cooperatively with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to mitigate the impact of this overflow.
The release of untreated sewage from sewer systems, such as this, is known as a sanitary sewer overflow and represents a potential threat to public health and the environment. Most overflows occur during wet weather events.
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.