Water Pollution Control

Rock Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

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9600 Norledge,
Independence, MO 64053
Phone:(816) 325-7717
Fax: (816) 325-7722





The treatment plant also houses the laboratory facilities and the administrative offices.

This facility is owned and operated by the City of Independence. It was constructed in 1978 at a cost of 10.8 million dollars and uses the complete mix activated sludge process. The treatment plant is operated and maintained 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by state licensed wastewater operators for wastewater treatment and solids disposal. The plant was designed for an average daily flow of 10 million gallons and a peak daily flow of 18.8 million gallons. The plant operates under an NPDES Permit issued by the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The plant’s teardrop shaped pond, fed by the treatment plant’s effluent, provides interest for tour groups and visitors, and also provides a year round habitat for ducks, geese, and goldfish. The pond’s ability to support life demonstrates to the public the quality of the plant’s effluent.


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