(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 416 Manchester Ave. at 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2020. The overflow ended at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020. Crews found wastewater entering the Blue River from two flap gates on the levee. Crews investigated upstream and found a broken 12” sanitary sewer main. Cleaning crews pumped the sewage and the lines were repaired. Signs were posted.
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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.