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Customers Advised of Wastewater Overflow near 3800 NW 82nd Street

Posted on May 28, 2024

KC Water crews responded to a wastewater overflow near 3800 NW 82nd Street in Kansas City, MO which occurred at 6:12 pm on Monday, May 27th, 2024, and ended at 7:45 pm the same day. 4650 gallons were spilled and reached nearby Line Creek.

The overflow was caused by blockage consisting of a broken manhole lid, large rocks, and debris. Crews cleared the stoppage, which restored normal flow and then proceeded to clean the affected area with lime to disinfect it. Crews will also flush the area and have the water lab sample Line creek to check for contamination.

Buried underneath the streets of Kansas City are nearly 2,800 miles of sewer pipes hidden from view but serving an important purpose: to move whatever goes down the drain or toilet away from our homes and businesses to the City’s six wastewater treatment plants. There, pollutants are removed from the water before it is put back into our local rivers. Our wastewater systems protect public health and our environment, and some of the pipes are 50, 100, even 150 years old and still in use today. KC Water’s Smart Sewer program is our commitment to reduce and prevent overflows from Kansas City’s sewer system.

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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.