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Provide safe, reliable water and sanitary sewer service to Lee’s Summit at a cost effective rate.
Ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations for potable water and wastewater.
Provide continuous distribution of clean, potable water at flow rates to meet consumer and fire demand and to be above minimum pressure requirements established by regulatory agencies.
Ensure financial requirements are sufficiently managed to maximize the customer’s value for water and sewer services.
The Water Utilities Department is responsible for providing clean, safe drinking water to the City with the exception of two areas served by other water districts. The Department purchases water from Kansas City and Independence to serve over 33,000 residential, business and other customers. Similarly, the Department operates and maintains facilities to collect wastewater from its customers so that it is conveyed to Little Blue Valley Sewer District for treatment. The Department provides sanitary sewer service to approximately 31,000 customers.
The Department performs routine maintenance and repair of over 600 miles of water line, 4,500 fire hydrants and 12,500 valves for the water distribution system. For the wastewater collection and conveyance system, the Department maintains over 450 miles of sanitary sewers and 11,000 manholes. The Department utilizes SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) technology to monitor and manage the water and wastewater systems.
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The Water Utilities Department is made up of several groups that oversee the various tasks required to successfully operate the water and wastewater systems.
Water and Wastewater Operations