2 watermain breaks Sunday cause multiple people to go without water Sunday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Multiple people in the metro were without water Sunday due to two watermain breaks.

KC Water reported a 24" inch main broke overnight near 34th Street and Coleman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The company reports that water has now been restored to the people affected by this break.

The main was directly under a tree and the City had to call a tree service to cut it down.

The company blamed the weather and the aging infrastructure for putting a strain on the pipes.

"Weather's a factor. Age. I mean this is one of the older mains going south," Michael Shively said, a KC Water engineer.

A 30" inch main break was discovered near 99th and Blue River Road around 7:30 a.m. with many people reporting to have no water or low water pressure. KC Water said that crews are still working to restore this break.

The company said that due to the number of people affected their dispatch center was unable to keep up with the amount of calls.

"We recognize how frustrating it was for customers to be without water and unable to report the problem. We will review our response to this event and make any appropriate adjustments to our procedures."


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