(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 5816 Walrond Avenue at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020. It ended at 1:00 p.m. the same day. An investigation found a manhole overflowing at the location. Wastewater surfaced and entered into Town Fork Creek. Cleaning crews opened a debris stoppage 102 feet from manhole restoring normal flow to the collection system. Cleaning crews will flush the creek to dilute the spilled wastewater. Signs have been posted near the site alerting the public of the overflow.
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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.