(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4000 Mersington Ave. at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020. The overflow ended a few hours later at 7:50 p.m. and spilled approximately 1,700 gallons of wastewater. The cause of the overflow was a broken 15” sewer main crews found while investigating a nearby overflowing manhole. Repair crews implemented bypass pumping to make needed repairs to the sewer main. Highly diluted wastewater entered a storm drainage ditch which leads to Brush Creek. Signs were posted near Brush Creek.
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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.