(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 3540 N. Cherry St. on Tuesday, June 12th, at 5:10 p.m. The overflow was the result of a collapsed 12” sewer main. The overflow ended at 11:45 p.m. the same day and resulted in an overflow of 11,850 gallons of wastewater. The overflow reached Rock Creek which leads to the Missouri River.
Repair crews removed the large rocks that were found where the sewer collapsed. Lime will be applied to the area and warning signs are posted. Repair work on the sewer main continues.
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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.