(Kansas City, Mo.) – Heavy rainfall has affected operations at the Hillside Diversion Structure near the Buckeye Pump Station at 5201 NE Birmingham Road. This has caused highly diluted wastewater to spill into local waterways. The overflow, caused by heavy rainfall, began at 7:46 this morning and ended at 3:14 p.m. sending highly diluted wastewater into Rock Creek which flows into the Missouri River. Crews are monitoring the location.
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.