(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water is responding to a wastewater overflow near Walker Road and 210 Highway. A power outage at a pump station this morning along with heavy rain caused the overflow of a diversion structure and allowed wastewater to spill into Rock Creek which flows into the Missouri River.
Power has been restored and the amount of the overflow has subsided. A total amount will be determined once the overflow ends. Because of the rain the wastewater is significantly diluted.
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.