(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 8601 NE 96th Street on Tuesday, September 5th at 11:40 a.m. The overflow was the result of a 21” sewer main that had separated due to erosion. The overflow ended at 6:00 p.m. the same day and resulted in an overflow of 3,800 gallons, some of which reached Little Shoal Creek.
Workers removed the broken pipe and fully contained the overflow by creating a trough leading back to the downstream pipe. Warning signs are posted in the affected area and the creek will be washed down. The 21” main is being repaired and will be encased in concrete for protection during rain events.
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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.