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KC Water Wastewater Facilities Experience Effects of Heavy Rain

Posted on August 26, 2019

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Heavy rainfall affected operations at two wastewater pump stations and caused highly diluted wastewater to spill into local waterways. Below are the pump stations that were affected and the creeks where the overflow occurred:

Buckeye Creek Pump Station, 5201 NE Birmingham Road – into Rock Creek which leads to the Missouri River.

Burlington Creek Pump Station, 4700 NW Green Hills Road – into Walnut Creek which leads into the Missouri River.

Wastewater overflow began Monday, August 26th, at 12:05 p.m. at the Burlington Creek Pump Station and ended the same day at 3 p.m.  Overflow began Monday, August 26th, at 1:10 p.m. at the Buckeye Creek Pump Station and ended that night at 8 p.m.  As of today, both facilities are operating at full capacity.  The wastewater was significantly diluted due to the rainfall.

For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at 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.

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