(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 8801 James A. Reed Rd. which started on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and ended at 7:12 p.m. on the same day. The rate of overflow was approximately 50 gallons per minute and is the result of a broken 8” sewer main. Highly diluted wastewater from heavy rainfall entered a storm drainage ditch which leads to Little Blue River. KC Water cleaning crews opened debris stoppage and restored normal flow to the 8” collection system.
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.