Water Projects in St. Joseph Making Progress

Water Projects in St. Joseph Making Progress

Members of the community took a tour around St. Joseph on Wednesday, exploring some of the water projects in progress.
(St. JOSEPH, Mo.) Members of the community took a tour around St. Joseph on Wednesday, exploring some of the water projects in progress.

The group took a peek at the new Disinfection Treatment Facility, that is now up and running five months ahead of schedule.

The bus tour continued on to Whitehead Creek, the green demonstration project along the Parkway and the future site of the Black Snake Creek project.

Public works hopes a better understanding of the storm water and waste water separation process may encourage people to start their own green projects.

"We're trying to help the public see what it's like to hold and retain water during a rain event, then after the rain event is gone, then we'll release that water and let that come on down to the treatment plant. For us, we're trying to slow that water down before it gets all the way back out to the plant," said Director of Public Works, Jody Carlson.

An event this weekend at Remington Nature Center will also help educate the public about water protection in the city.

It runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and all activities are free.
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