(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4101 N. Mersington at 1:51 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021 where crews found a broken 10-inch sewer main located in the creek. Wastewater surfaced and is entering into Buckeye Creek. Wastewater crews have been called to contain and start bypass pumping and will be implementing needed repairs. Signs will be posted near the site alerting the public of the overflow. The Public should avoid Buckeye Creek and the Buckeye Greenway.
For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org 816-513-0280, cell 816-674-0211.
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.