(Kansas City, Mo.) – To support Kansas City’s growing Northland, KC Water recently completed the third phase of the Arrowhead Transmission Main.
On September 29th, City leaders and others celebrated that accomplishment by turning the valves that control the flow of water.
“This is necessary for the growing Northland. It’s not a want-to. It’s a have-to. To make the Northland grow, which it is teed up to do, we need to provide this kind of water infrastructure,” said Dan Fowler, KCMO Councilman, Second District.
The 54”main, buried underground, increases the reliability of water distribution north of the river by supplementing two existing water mains.
It starts at KC Water’s Treatment Plant and follows North Oak Trafficway.
“That transmission main will serve the Northland for the next 100 years. It provides a redundant source to feed our Arrowhead Pump Station and will support the growth of the Northland,” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Director.
The main will also decrease stress on KC Water’s pumps which, in turn, eases the budget necessary to maintain the equipment needed to treat and push safe, clean drinking water to the Northland.
Teresa Loar, KCMO Councilwoman, Second District At-Large, says this project is another reason to celebrate the work KC Water does for Kansas City.
“We have to thank everybody in the water department that gets up every morning, does their job without fanfare and keeps us, number one, safe with good clean water and keeps the convenience of having good clean water,” said Loar.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.