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For immediate release: Sept. 6, 2011

CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232,

Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Mo.

New elevated water storage tank under construction at Water Supply

A new $1.4 million, 150,000 gallon elevated water storage tank or house service tank is being constructed at the City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Water Treatment Plant.

The project is funded by the 2005 voter approved $250 million water bonds. This is just one of several projects at the Water Treatment Plant that will upgrade and improve treatment plant operations.

The new house service tank provides water for plant service needs including backwashing filters, cooling pumps, and aiding in water treatment production. It will replace the current storage tank that was built in 1925 when the plant was originally constructed.

“The original 75,000 gallon tank that was built in 1925 had exceeded its designed life expectancy, and was no longer sufficient for plant operations,” said Acting Water Services Director Terry Leeds. “The new tank which was designed by Water Services’ Engineers will increase plant reliability and ensuring that we can meet customer’s needs during peak water use demands.”

The new tank installation and removal of the old tank will be completed by the end of the year.

For more information, contact Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department at 816-513-0232.

The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, storm water management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services.

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