Open house offers tour of Eudora wastewater plant
About 50 people turned out to get a closer look at Eudora's new wastewater treatment plant Saturday.
Burns & McDonnell engineering company, Kansas City, Mo., and CAS Construction Company, Topeka, sponsored the open house. Both companies had worked on the planning and construction of the plant.
"We just wanted to invite people down to see where their tax dollars went," said John Mitchell, engineer with Burns & McDonnell.
The plant was constructed from August 1998 to April 1999, much faster than the normal time of three years, Mitchell said. It was also constructed for about $2.8 million $2 million less than similar plants.
The plant is currently running at about 50 percent, Mitchell said, because it was designed to grow with the city with a 20-year window period.
It handles about 400,000 gallons of water a day, but it has the capability to treat a million gallons.
"What comes in is dingy and dirty, and what comes out is crystal clear," Mitchell said.
Above, plant operator Ed Hickman, background, takes Alberta Pyle, Eudora, on a tour of the plant Saturday.
Journal-World update: New weather map available Monday
Starting in Monday's Journal-World, you'll find a redesigned weather page with an easier-to-read format.
On our new daily weather page, provided by The Weather Channel, we're devoting more space to bring you even more information on Lawrence-area weather and weather around the region, as well as weather history, weather facts from 6News meteorologist Ross Janssen, and other information.
The new weather package will include bigger national and Kansas weather maps and more news on weather in international cities. The weather will continue to run in full color on the last page of the Lawrence & State section.
The map is just one of the ways you can be aware of the latest conditions and forecast. Tune in to Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 for weather "on the sixes" every 10 minutes from 5:26 a.m. to 7:56 a.m. Monday through Friday. Then watch Headline News Lawrence Edition on Sunflower Broadband Channel 16 throughout the day. Or log on to weather.lawrence.com 24 hours a day.
Culture: Concert to combine visual art with carillon
A carillon concert and visual art exhibition will unite today for a unique presentation.
Sabin Levi, a doctorate candidate in organ and composition at Kansas University and former carillonneur at Brigham Young University, will perform at 5 p.m. at the KU Campanile.
A tour of the Campanile will be offered after the concert.
Bill Bowerman will display his line drawings, pastels, photographs and scanograms. Bowerman is past president of the Lawrence Art Guild.
As part of the concert, Levi will perform a composition by Bowerman titled "The Birth of the Muse." The concert also will include works by J.S. Bach and Mathias van den Gheyn.
Gasoline Prices: Pump Patrol seeks best deal
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.31 at several gas stations.
If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price.