(From the City of Joplin)
City of Joplin’s Shoal Creek Wastewater Treatment Station has experienced a great deal of stormwater infiltration during this recent rain event. This has impacted one of the lift stations that moves wastewater through the treatment plan. This plant is located in the southern portion of Joplin, and manages wastewater for an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 households*.
The City is still assessing the situation, but the late hour and the weather conditions are not conducive for onsite work. In the meantime, we are asking residents to please be conservative with the use of utilities. This includes washing dishes, washing laundry, showering, bathing and bathroom use.
As we get more details on the impact of the floodwaters to plant, the City will update the public. There is no immediate danger to our citizens. The City appreciates the cooperation of our residents in addressing this issue.
*An approximate boundary of the area includes Central City Road to the west, Oliver Street to the east, 13th Street to the north and the Shoal Creek area to the south.