(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4917 Elmwood Avenue on Thursday, July 14 at 3:45 p.m. The overflow was the result of a collapsed 72” sewer main. Wastewater is being discharged into Brush Creek at a rate of approximately 500-plus gallons per minute. Crews are on site to investigate, to implement by-pass pumping, and to begin repairs. Warning signs for the public will be posted along Brush Creek.
For more information, please contact Kip Peterson, Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.513.0280.
KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.