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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232


Residents advised about wastewater overflow into the Blue River, Dykes Branch Watershed

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports two wastewater overflows.

A manhole in front of 1209 W. 79th St. was reported overflowing at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at the rate of 30 gallons per minute (GPM). A debris stoppage (brick from manhole structure) was opened at 1:41 p.m.

The wastewater entered a storm drainage ditch to an unnamed creek. The overflow totaled 1,890 gallons. Lime was applied to the affected area. Signs were posted. A jet vac-truck was utilized to collect the wastewater around manhole structure. Water Services lab technicians collected samples.

An overflowing manhole located in front of 3637 Fremont Ave. was reported at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, June 28flowing on to the ground at the rate of 15 GPM. The overflow was due to grease in the sewer line.

The overflow did not reach a body of water. The wastewater was absorbed into the ground. The overflow ended at 1:45 p.m. for a total of 1,305 gallons. Normal flow has returned to the collection system. Lime was applied to the affected area.

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 by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services.

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