The City of Blue Springs along with the City of Grain Valley celebrated completion of the Sni-A-Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
The Sni-A-Bar Wastewater Sewer plant is shared resource between The City of Blue Springs and the City of Grain Valley. The expansion project increased plant capacity from 6 to 10 million gallons a day and allows the plant to address environmental regulations and meet growth projections for the next 20 years.
This project incorporated an innovative ‘green’ solution for solid waste treatment, which reduces the processing costs. The new ‘green’ feature is the implementation of reed bed technology. Specially designed reed beds offer a simple, robust and cost-effective means of wastewater solids treatment. The reeds planted in the beds naturally pull out impurities found in the sludge and transforms a wastewater byproduct into a useable material.