Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility receives Best Projects Award

Aerial view of Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment Facility

Johnson County Wastewater’s Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility has been selected by Engineering News Record Midwest as a winner of a 2023 Best Projects Award.

There were a total of 29 winners in 18 categories, and the Tomahawk Creek facility was selected as the winner for Best Project in Water/Environment.

According to ENR, the winning projects “represent outstanding quality of work, spurred innovative ideas and overcame intriguing challenges.” View the full list of Best Projects Award winners

Completed in spring 2022, the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility project was designed to handle the increased flow due to the population growth of Leawood, Overland Park, Olathe and Prairie Village.

The new facility replaced a facility that was originally built in 1955. Prior to rebuilding the facility, 60% of wastewater had to be sent to Kansas City, Missouri.

With Tomahawk now equipped to handle the flow, this project will save almost $800 million in operating costs over the next 35 years. It was completed on time and on budget.