News from the Water Services Department
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2011
Residents advised about wastewater overflow into Walnut Creek
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to debris in the sewer line.
An overflowing manhole located at 6912 N.W. 76th Place was discovered at 8:03 a.m. and was stopped at 9:35 a.m. The overflow rate of was estimated at 5 GPM or a total of 475 gallons into Walnut Creek.
Samples will be collected from the creek downstream of the spill. Signs have been posted.
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 of the 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, storm water 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.
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