If you couldn’t attend the Smart Sewer meeting last week, here is some information that was shared:
WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?
KC Water is working to construct important improvements to the wastewater system in your neighborhood as part of the Smart Sewer program. The work will include restoring aging sewer mains, service laterals and manholes to like-new condition.
WHERE IS THE WORK HAPPENING?
Work will take place in the area from E. 91st Street to the north, Harry S. Truman Road to the south, View High Drive to the east and Blue Ridge Boulevard to the west.
WHAT’S BEING DONE?
This project includes the rehabilitation and/or replacement of:
• Approximately 60,712 linear feet of sewer mains
• Approximately 837 service laterals
• Approximately 464 manholes
WHAT’S THE TIMELINE?
Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2020 and end in May 2021.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
We appreciate your support and patience as we work to complete this important community project. Customers will be notified in advance of pending disruptions, which may include:
• Large equipment creating noise and dusty conditions
• Work taking place in easements
• Temporary street and sidewalk closures
• Temporary sewer service disruptions
DOES THE SMART SEWER PROJECT AFFECT MY UTILITY BILL?
KC Water’s $4.5 billion Smart Sewer program is funded solely through wastewater revenues. This requires significant wastewater rate increases, resulting in higher bills paid by KC Water customers. Residents in Kansas City have already been faced with years of double-digit rate increases, which have more than doubled the average monthly bill for consumers. Before implementing this unfunded program to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act, customers paid an average monthly bill of $48 in 2009. Current average residential bills now total over $100 per month and the city must continue to raise rates annually to meet the requirements of the Consent Decree.
For more information go to https://www.kcmo.gov/programs-initiatives/smart-sewer/smart-sewer-faq
A couple of changes in office personnel, Sandy, the Office Manager, will be reducing her work schedule to 20 hours a week from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. Miranda will be working from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm daily. Please call the office at 816-761-6050 to make sure someone is here for you.
Also, a reminder, when the Hickman Mills School District is closed due to inclement weather, the Homes Association meetings will also be cancelled.
January 16, 2020