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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 4, 2011
Residents advised about wastewater overflow into the Blue River Watershed
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department reports a wastewater overflow due to grease blockage in the sewer.
A manhole located at 7704 E. 51st St. overflowed into a storm drain that drains to an unnamed creek that leads to the Blue River on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at a rate of 5 gallons per minute. The bypass was discovered at 12:15 p.m.
The stoppage was opened at 2 p.m. before containment could be implemented. The bypass totaled 525 gallons. Bypass pumping was implemented to remove the sewage from the creek. Signs were posted.
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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