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Several homeowners still cleaning up after water main break in Westwood neighborhood

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City crews wrapped up work Tuesday, fixing four water main breaks in Kansas City’s Westwood neighborhood. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5 News) City crews wrapped up work Tuesday, fixing four water main breaks in Kansas City’s Westwood neighborhood. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5 News)
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City crews wrapped up work Tuesday, fixing four water main breaks in Kansas City’s Westwood neighborhood.

The breaks occurred at:

  • 48th Street and State Line Road
  • 49th Street and Mercier Avenue
  • 48th Street and Wyoming Avenue
  • 50th Street and Wyoming Avenue

Crews flushed water through fire hydrants to make sure the city’s water stays clean. It created a river running through the streets.

City officials said the pipes were installed in the early 1900s. Considering the old infrastructure, water main breaks are not uncommon in Kansas City.

Water department spokesperson Brooke Givens told KCTV5 there have been 61 water main breaks since the beginning of 2017.

“That’s a lot. I mean, I’m sure it’s difficult to keep up with aging infrastructure, but I had no idea there were 61 so far… even 4 yesterday, just in this neighborhood,” said Corey Gregory, who tried to keep his 12-month-old puppy out of the water near his home.

According to the city, the number of water main breaks so far this year is fairly typical. The 10-year average for June is 75; the all-time record for the first 6 months of the year is 131.

If your property became damaged due to a water main break or other city issues, you can file a claim with the city here.

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