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For immediate release: July 14, 2010

CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, (816) 513-0232,

Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Mo.

    Water Services Department to conduct sewer rehab meeting

    in Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project area

Residents in the City’s Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project area are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about how upcoming sewer rehabilitation work will impact daily activities and what residents should do during construction times. Residents will also be able to obtain information about construction activities in or near their property from the contractor.

Hosted by the City’s Water Services Department, the meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th at 9 am at the Sunrise Christian Assembly Church, 1112 E. 77th Street Kansas City, Missouri.

The Water Services Department has been working to make progress on the entire Middle Blue River Green Solutions Pilot Project, which includes repairing the existing sewer system. Construction will begin this summer to make those repairs.

The 100-acre pilot project is located within the Middle Blue River Basin and is bounded by 73rd Street to 77th Terrace and Holmes Road to Paseo Boulevard. The project involves rehabilitating the existing sewer system and using green solutions to capture stormwater before it enters the combined sewer system to reduce the amount of sewer overflows. Green solutions are an alternative to more traditional gray stormwater improvements such as storage tanks and pumping facilities. There are more than 300 property owners in the pilot project area.

For more information about the Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project, visit the web site at, e-mail the Overflow Control Program at, or call (816) 513-0521.

The Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department maintains and operates drinking water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.

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