News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2012
WaterWorks! launches water fair at Eastwood Hills Community Pool, installs rain garden at Ruiz Library
The City of Kansas City, Mo.’s EnergyWorks KC initiative supports the launch of the first WaterWorks! Water Fair on Saturday, June 23 at the Eastwood Hills Community Pool (7410 Ozark Road, Kansas City, Mo.). Residents are encouraged to visit the pool from 2-6 p.m. to learn about water conservation, see a rain barrel demonstration, obtain information on $100 rebates for approved high-efficiency toilets and receive giveaways, such as a free eco-kit. Eco-kits include a massaging showerhead, faucet aerators and a toilet bank to help residents save as much as $200 annually on water bills. Two hundred do-it-yourself eco-kits are available on a first come basis to Kansas City, Mo., residents. To access the pool, children accompanied by an adult will receive a stamped passport to use as a ticket to swim and collect a prize.
WaterWorks!, implemented by Bridging The Gap, is the water conservation educational component of the EnergyWorks KC initiative. Along with educational water fairs and presentations, WaterWorks! designed and installed its first rain garden near Ruiz Library on June 8. Rain gardens collect and filter rainwater naturally, help with flood control, and add beautification with low maintenance to native plants. This rain garden is a partnership with our local Kansas City Public Libraries to provide public education. Markers will be provided todescribe the plants and explain how rain gardens work.
Learn more about the WaterWorks! initiative at: www.BridgingTheGap.org.
EnergyWorks KC makes energy efficiency resources available to Kansas City, Mo., home and business owners who are directed to complete a whole system analysis, detailing which energy efficiency upgrades are best suited to reduce energy costs. Financing incentives are readily available for energy efficiency improvements. Utilize all EnergyWorks KC resources today by calling 816-531-SAVE or visiting www.EnergyWorksKC.org.
Media inquiries regarding EnergyWorks KC, should be directed to Danielle Baulckim, EnergyWorks KC marketing coordinator, 816-513-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.kcmo.org/ewkc.
About EWKC: EnergyWorks KC is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Its goal is to complete 2,000 conversions by April 2013.