(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 4700 Green Hills Road at 1:45 a.m. on May 21st, 2019. Heavy rain overwhelmed the Burlington Creek pump station which allowed wastewater to spill into Burlington Creek and that creek leads to the Missouri River.
A total amount of wastewater will be determined once the overflow ends. However, 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.