Monday, December 28, 2015

Failed lift station affects southwest Joplin residents

(From the City of Joplin)

Due to the excessive stormwater caused by the recent rains, a lift station in the City of Joplin’s wastewater treatment system has failed. Crews are currently working on the Fillmore Bridge lift station, located near Schifferdecker Avenue and Apricot Drive. This station moves wastewater from approximately 1,500 to 2,000 households in the area* to the Shoal Creek Plant for treatment. A map of the affected area is included in this posting.

As the City works on the station for a solution, we encourage residents to please be conservative with the use of utilities. This includes washing dishes, washing laundry, showering, bathing and bathroom use.

We remind the public that this does not affect the drinking water system, and there is no immediate danger to our citizens. The City appreciates the cooperation of our residents as we address this issue.

*The approximate area includes houses east of Central City Road, west of Oliver Street, south of 13th Street and north of Shoal Creek area. Please see map for specific locations.

This map shows the geographic area affected by the failure of Fillmore Bridge lift station.

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