(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water responded to a wastewater overflow near 8136 Troost Avenue at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020. It ended at 3:15 p.m. the same day. An investigation found a manhole overflowing at the location. Wastewater entered into Boone Creek which leads to the Blue River. Cleaning crews removed debris from a grate inside the combined sewer overflow structure at this location which restored normal flow to the 30-inch sewer main. They also flushed the line and the creek to dilute the wastewater. Signs have been posted near the site alerting the public of the overflow.
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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.