(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 10702 St. Catherine’s Lane on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. It ended at noon on the same day and resulted in an overflow of approximately 4,500 gallons of wastewater. The overflow was the result of an 8” sewer main clogged with a piece of broken clay tile. Cleaning crews removed the tile which restored normal flow to the system.
Wastewater entered a storm catch basin that leads to Alex George Lake. Crews posted warning signs in the affected area and washed down the street and storm catch basin.
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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.