Contact: Columbia Water & Light
Connie Kacprowicz, Communications & Marketing Supervisor
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (presentation from 7:00 to 8:00 pm)
1405 E. Broadway, Stephens College, Windsor Auditorium
Parking: the visitor parking lot at the corner of Walnut and College Ave. (V) or the faculty/staff (FS) parking lots on Walnut next to the library or on Willis Street next to Stamper Commons. For a map, please go to stephens.edu/maps/parkingmap.pdf.
Columbia Water & Light is continuing to study ways to serve electric loads and improve reliability for the southern part of the city. This project involves adding transmission lines to connect the new Millcreek substation on Peach Tree Drive with some of the existing substations. After gathering input from those living in the area, preferred routes for both Option A and Option B have been determined. In addition, another option referred to as B-2, runs a section of transmission lines along existing city property near the Waste Water Treatment Plant, the city's wetland cells and the Water Treatment Plant. These properties also contain a section of the MKT trail.
At the November meeting, the history of this project will be reviewed along with showing the preferred routes for each of the options. Advantages and disadvantages of each option, cost estimates of the project and the potential rate impact of installing overhead versus underground lines will be presented. A new feedback form for the final route selection will be available to all Columbia residents at GoColumbiaMo.com on November 13. The final routes for the transmission lines will be decided by the Columbia City Council after a public hearing.
This meeting will be broadcast live on Columbia Access Television: channel 85 on Mediacom, channel 603 on CenturyLink and channel 983 on Charter. A live stream of the meeting can also be viewed online at columbiaaccess.tv/watch and youtube.com/columbiaaccess.
For more detailed information about this project: www.gocolumbiamo.com/WaterandLight/Electric/ProposedElectricTransmission.php