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Sanitary Sewer Overflow reported June 15, 2018 at USP lift station

 On June 15, 2018, a citizen reported a sewer smell near the creek between 12th and 13th street on Dakota street. Upon investigation, Water Pollution Control found that the sanitary sewer lift station on the north side of Metropolitan Street owned and operated by the United States Federal Penitentiary had lost power and overflowed.

The amount of overflow is unknown at this time. WPC has placed “contaminated creek” signs along the creek banks. USP-Leavenworth has contracted the cleanup and will take creek samples for E.coli to a lab. The City asks residents to stay away from the area between 12th and 13th streets from Metropolitan to Kiowa Street until the contaminated creek signs are removed.

When E.coli levels are below set acceptable levels, the creek signs will be removed.

WHAT RESIDENTS CAN DO TO HELP: If you notice a sewer smell or leaking onto the ground, call the City’s 24-hour line, 913-682-1090.