(Kansas City, Mo.) – This week’s heavy rainfall has affected operations at four wastewater pump stations and one wastewater treatment plant. This is causing highly diluted wastewater to spill into local waterways. The affected facilities are:
87th Street Pump Station, 8810 Prospect Avenue
Buckeye Creek Pump Station, 5201 NE Birmingham Road
Birmingham Pump Station, 11011 NE Birmingham Road
Burlington Creek Pump Station, 4700 NW Green Hills Road
The Todd Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 7600 NW 144th Street reported an overflow at noon on Tuesday, May 21st. It ended at 1:30 p.m. the same day and resulted in an overflow of 27,000 gallons of wastewater into Todd Creek.
Because of the rain, the wastewater is significantly diluted. Crews are monitoring each location and have installed by-pass pumping where appropriate.
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.