(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4101 N. Corrington Avenue which started on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:47 p.m. and ended Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The rate of overflow was approximately 150 gallons per minute and is the result of a broken 21” sewer main. Wastewater entered Randolph Creek which leads to the Missouri River. KC Water crews collected the majority of the wastewater by implementing bypass pumping from Randolph Creek back into the collection system at the NE corner of 210 Highway and I-435. Crews are on site to begin full repairs to the broken pipe and will fully encase the 21” sewer main at the creek crossing.
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.