(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 10427 N. Virginia Ave. on Thursday, April 13 just after 9:45 a.m. The overflow was the result of debris blocking an 18” sewer line. The overflow ended at 11:30 a.m. the same day and resulted in 270 gallons of wastewater being discharged into an unnamed creek that leads to a pond.
Cleaning crews opened the clogged pipe. CCTV crews will televise the line to ensure all debris has been removed. Lime will be applied to the affected area.
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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.