(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 6700 Zoo Drive at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020. The overflow ended at 3:15 p.m. the same day. Wastewater surfaced about a foot away from a manhole and entered into a storm drainage ditch which leads to the Blue River. Crews are making repairs to the defective area around the 33” pipe. The drainage ditch will be washed down after full repairs have been completed.
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.