(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 6835 Askew Avenue on Friday, May 25th, at 9:20 a.m. The overflow was the result of debris blocking the grates covering the combined sewer outfall. The overflow ended at 9:40 a.m. the same day and resulted in an overflow of 440 gallons of wastewater. The overflow entered a drainage ditch that leads to Blue River and was highly diluted due to wet weather conditions.
Cleaning crews removed the debris from the grates which restored normal flow to the system.
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