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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2011
Residents advised about wastewater overflow into Blue River Watershed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to a hit hydrant.
At 8:30 a.m. a fire hydrant was struck during a vehicular accident at 1200 Van Brunt Blvd. releasing approximately 1,000 GPM of water into the collection system causing an overflow into the Blue River. Water Pipeline Crews have been notified and a Wastewater Maintenance supervisor is on site.
Most overflows occur during wet weather events. However, in this instance, the overflow occurred during a dry weather event due to the water from the hit hydrant flowing into the collection system.
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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