Kansas City residents asked to conserve water after flooding

March 24, 2019 - 11:25 pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City residents are being asked to conserve water while the city's utility is dealing with the aftermath of recent flooding along the Missouri River.

KC Water said Sunday the water in the river, which supplies drinking water to the city, remains murky and has been difficult to treat after the flooding.

The utility notified Missouri health officials Friday that it failed to meet standards for cryptosporidium in drinking water because the water quality of the Missouri River changed because of the flooding and high water levels.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says it doesn't consider the issue an emergency, but inadequately treated water can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches.

KC Water officials expect water quality issues to be resolved once the Missouri River returns to normal levels.

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