Rupture leads to sanitary sewer overflow on east side of Jackson

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – The city of Jackson is warning residents of a sanitary sewer overflow on Monday afternoon.

It happened on the east side of town near Klaus Park Village Subdivision.

The force main from the Klaus Park sewer lift station had ruptured, according to the city of Jackson.

The lift station was immediately shut down and the leak stopped, but sewage was showing up in a ditch that leads to Ramsey Branch.

Emergency utility locates were called in. The city crews excavated the site. They are working to make needed repairs to the sewer pipe.

Since the lift station was shut down, wastewater crews have been using pumper trucks to keep the station pumped out. Sewage from the station is temporarily being pumped to a truck and hauled to the wastewater treatment facility.

As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jackson crews report that repairs to the force main will be completed sometime later Monday night.

The city is required to instruct the residents and their families living in or near the subdivisions of Klaus Park Village, Ramsey Branch, Crystal Springs Estates, and Willowbrook Bend to stay out of the creek water flowing in Ramsey Branch until further notice.

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