(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4040 Vineyard on Thursday, April 25th at 1:10 p.m. It ended less than an hour later at 2:11 p.m. and resulted in an overflow of approximately 305 gallons of wastewater.
A cleaning crew working on an 18” sewer line discovered a nozzle and hose lodged in the sewer which caused wastewater to surface and enter a storm drainage ditch leading to the Blue River. They removed the hose and restored the normal flow to the collection system. KC Water lab technicians have been contacted to take samples.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, storm water 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.