(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water is responding to a wastewater overflow near 11011 NE Birmingham Road. The wastewater pump station at this location is operating at full capacity, but is receiving more flow than it can pump. The overflow began at 7:30 this morning and is spilling wastewater into Shoal Creek which leads to the Missouri River. Crews are managing the overflow. A total amount will be determined once the overflow ends. Because of the rain the wastewater is significantly diluted.
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.