December 5, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you’re from the Northeast and you see smoke coming from the sanitary sewers over the next few months, have no fear: Kansas City Water Services is conducting smoke testing activities designed to identify exactly where rainwater could be entering the sewer system.
Well-identified workers are expected to be working on the project in the Northeast during the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The smoke testing area will go south to 27th Street, north to Gladstone Blvd./Cliff Drive, east to Ewing Ave., and west to Prospect (south of 10th St.).
The smoke testing is being conducted as part of Kansas City’s Overflow Control Program, meant to improve water quality by minimizing sewer overflows. Smoke will be blown into sewer manholes, and will come out in areas where there are breaks in the pipes, as well as at roof downspouts, outside area drains and foundation drains that are connected to sewers.
To learn more about the smoke testing being conducted in the neighborhood, call Project Manager Rachelle Lowe at (816) 822-4276 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.