Officials at the Knox Wastewater Treatment Facility are not worried about flooding at the facility.
The facility, located in the back of Wythogan Park and near the Yellow River, is prepared for any flooding that may occur. Several years ago, the treatment facility suffered issues from a high Yellow River when there was backflow of water into the equipment. Residents were unable to use restrooms facilities until the workers could get the issue under control. Workers have since revamped the area so backflow will not be an issue.
Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons said the river is expected to reach 10.1 feet and flood stage in Knox is about 10 feet. The river should fall below flood stage around 8 p.m. this evening.