(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4104 N. Mersington Ave. at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019. The overflow ended the same day at 8:35 p.m. and spilled approximately 5,925 gallons of wastewater. A 10” sewer pipe was found broken between two manholes. Wastewater surfaced and entered into Buckeye Creek. The sewer pipe was also exposed due to erosion in the creek. Repair crews have implemented bypass pumping to remove the sewage from the creek. Warning signs were posted.
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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.
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