Flooding Causes Sewer Main Break

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Utilities Department taking precautions

Overnight flooding has caused a 36-inch sewer main pipe to fracture. Utilities Department crews are on the scene now, and have restored sewer flow back into the pipe, stopping all sewer flow from entering the creek. The pipe lies within Wildwood Creek in the Thousand Hills Subdivision area.

“The main fractured sometime during the overnight storm” said Utilities Director Mike Ray. “For a few hours, approximately 75% of the volume of the main was discharged into the creek. Fortunately, the volume of water flowing through the creek has heavily diluted the spill.” Wildwood Creek flows into Cooper Creek and then into Lake Taneycomo.

As a precaution, the Cliff Drive Water Treatment plant, which is located downstream from the break, has been taken off-line. The city’s other water treatment facility, the Meadow’s Water Treatment Plant, draws water from Lake Taneycomo upstream of the discharge from Cooper Creek.

The City has been in communication with Missouri Department of Natural Resources representatives, who are providing guidance for appropriate containment and cleanup.

Wildwood Creek

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