(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 2416 NE 79th Place on Friday, May 26 at 6:50 p.m. The overflow was the result of erosion to a nearby creek bed, which compromised the sewer main, and did reach state waters. The overflow ended at 9:00 p.m. the same day and resulted in 1,300 gallons of wastewater being discharged into a drainage ditch that leads to Shoal Creek.
Cleaning crews flushed the area and repair workers started bypass pumping.
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