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Weather Forecast

Flood Warning

11:02 AM CDT on March 23, 2019
7:00 AM CDT on March 26, 2019
Chance of Rain
Saturday 60%
High 61° / Low 52°
Chance of Rain
Showers, maybe a rumble of thunder. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Sunday 20%
High 60° / Low 45°
Cloudy. High around 60F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 55° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High around 55F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 0%
High 60° / Low 46°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 0%
High 70° / Low 57°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 50%
High 73° / Low 57°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Cloudy skies late. High 73F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 60° / Low 39°
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High around 60F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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City Saves Thousands On Pool Filter Replacement

In October, the Raytown Board of Alderman approved an agreement with Sterling Construction to replace two 20 year-old, high-rate sand filters at SuperSplashUSAWaterPark located at 5330 Raytown Road. The old filters were installed in 1992 and had rusted through resulting in water leaks and reduced filter efficiency and operation.

The approved contract was for $75,650. However, the Sterling contract included a cost-saving bid alternative. City staff could demolish the existing sand filters resulting in a $5000 savings to the city. The city chose to take advantage of the alternative and contracted the removal of filter media material to A-1 Sewer. Park staff completed the final tank demolition work for less than $500 in materials by using the Public Works Department’s plasma cutter and rental of two jackhammers for concrete removal. The 2000 pounds of scrap metal from the filters was sold for $200 and returned to the city. The work was completed December 2 and took about seven days paving the way for installation of the two new split flange filters in January by Sterling.

Pool filters are a key component to safe swimming pool operations. The filters clean the water, improve water clarity, reduce turbidity and ensure sanitary water conditions. Once the pool water is filtered it is returned to the pool resulting in reduction in chloramines and other harmful biohazards such as cryptosporidium. 

The pool filters are large steel containers made of 1/4” thick steel that stand over 6 feet tall by 5 feet wide. The filters are filled with stratified filter media ranging from large gravel at the bottom to fine sand at the top for efficient water filtration. Each filter contains a large manifold at the top and bottom to distribute influent water evenly throughout the filter media. The bottom of each tank is filled with 18” of 4000 lb. concrete.

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