(Kansas City, Mo.) – This week KC Water Services completed a two-year, $40 million sewer expansion project in Kansas City’s Northland. The Twin Creeks project, which was originally known as the First and Second Creek Sewer Expansion Project when the ceremonial groundbreaking occurred on April 10, 2013, expands wastewater service to the growing Northland. The project opens up 13,000 acres of land for future development, which is ultimately expected to attract more than 70,000 residents.
“This project, which was made possible by voter-approved bonds, represents a significant investment in the future of Kansas City,” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Services Director. “By ensuring the accessibility and quality of wastewater services to meet the growing needs of our community, we are supporting the health and well-being of the public and the economic development of Kansas City for future generations.”
The Twin Creeks project provides the infrastructure necessary for the future development of undeveloped land roughly bordered on the east and west by Interstate 29 and Highway 169, on the south by Highway 152, and on the north by Highway 291. The development area represents roughly 2.5 times the acreage of Gladstone, Missouri, and would provide the potential to expand Kansas City’s existing population by 15 percent. The Twin Creeks project included the construction of 54,500 feet (almost 10.5 miles) of sewer main and two new pump stations. Now that wastewater service is available in this area, new home construction is expected to begin this spring.
In December 2014, the Platte County Economic Development Council presented the City of Kansas City, Missouri and KC Water Services with a “Business Excellence Award” for the Twin Creeks project. The awards were presented to entities that positively impacted the Platte County community through new investment, job creation, increased visibility, and increased tax base.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.