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Flushable Wipes Cause Wastewater Overflow near 5324 Cottage Ave. 

Posted on May 18, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 5324 Cottage Ave. at 8:50 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2020.  Crews found a manhole blocked by wipes.  The blockage caused approximately 1,440 gallons of wastewater to spill into a drainage ditch leading to the Little Blue River.  Workers removed the wipes and restored the normal flow to the 8” pipe.  They will follow up with a video camera to confirm all of the debris has been removed.

For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at 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.

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