News from the Water Services Department
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 30, 2010
Residents advised about wastewater overflow in Line Creek Watershed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a manhole overflow due to a root blockage in a wooded area near 5000 N. Oak Trfwy.
The overflow was found at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 and ended at 7:15 p.m. The overflow was approximately 1 gallon per minute for a total of 195 gallons.
The sewage entered an unnamed creek which leads to Line Creek.
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.