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Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 20%
High 85° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 90° / Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 90F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 89° / Low 69°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 91° / Low 72°
Clear
Generally sunny. High 91F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 60%
High 85° / Low 70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 50%
High 82° / Low 65°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 82F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 82° / Low 63°
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 82F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Droplets from Jackson County Public Water Board #2

By Richard Tush

The Water Board had their first meeting of the year January 12th.  Although most of the meeting was spent on normal house keeping activities, manager, Pat Ertz, brought to the board’s attention that the district had many overlaying service areas with Raytown Water.  This has led to confusion over the years for new residence and others as to which provider services any specific home or business.  It also means both utilities have pipes on the same streets to service their customers, which at the end of the day is an added expense for everyone.   With the approval of the board Mr. Ertz is looking into cost saving opportunities with Raytown Water that would allow the two utilities to at least review options that could eliminate some of the duplicate service areas.

Pipe replacement on 79th St between Arlington and Elm is just about complete.  This section had several pipe failures and the replacement will provide improved service to the area. 

The water district is still in negotiations with the City of Independence, who provides 60% of the water to the district, that will bring both districts to an agreement for a reasonable rate increase for the water purchased from them.  Hopefully within the next few months this issue can finally be put to rest.  In either case, the board along with Mr. Ertz needs to be thanked for not just accepting the requested increase from Independence, but working through the process to save the rate payers additional cost.

 The water board meets at 5:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month unless otherwise advised.  The next meet is scheduled for February 9th.  Meetings are held at the water district office 6945 Blue Ridge Blvd.

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