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Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant shut down

Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 13:20:03-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The City of Omaha Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant has been shut down due to Papillion Creek and Missouri River flooding.

At 8:18 a.m. on Friday, Papio NRD General Manager John Winkler notified Public Works Director Bob Stubbe that floodwaters that were overtopping the levee could not be stopped.

Evacuation and shutdown of the plant started immediately.

The City has notified the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and OPPD has cut off power to the plant.

The plant treats an average of 65 million gallons of wastewater daily. During the shutdown, wastewater will enter the Missouri River without treatment.