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KC Water Wastewater Facilities Experience Effects of Heavy Rain   

Posted on June 1, 2022

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Heavy rainfall has affected operations at three wastewater pump stations.  This is causing highly diluted wastewater to spill into local waterways. The affected facilities are:

1.) Line Creek Pump Station, 2500 NW Tullison

2.) Pied Creek Pump Station, 6615 Eastside Drive

3.) Burlington Creek Pump Station, 4700 NW Green Hills Road

The Line Creek Pump Station is receiving more flow than can be pumped to the wastewater treatment plant.  As a result, highly diluted wastewater has entered waterways which flow into the Missouri River.  This overflow began at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow at the Pied Creek Pump Station.  It began at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and is ongoing. Highly diluted wastewater spilled into Walnut Creek.

A wastewater overflow also occurred at the Burlington Creek Pump Station. This event, caused by heavy rainfall, began at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and is ongoing sending highly diluted wastewater into Walnut Creek.

Crews are monitoring each location and have installed by-pass pumping where appropriate.

For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at heather.frierson@kcmo.org816-513-0280, 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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