(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 3017 NW 58th Terrace on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. A manhole near this location was overflowing at a rate of 1 gallon per minute. It ended at 12:43 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 and resulted in an overflow of approximately 643 gallons of wastewater.
Crews found a piece of a discarded cleaning hose and nozzle in the 8” sewer main causing the overflow. Repair crews excavated the main removing the nozzle and restoring normal flow to the collections system. They also applied lime to the affected area.
Wastewater surfaced and entered a storm drainage ditch which leads to Line Creek.
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