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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2008


CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232, colleen_newman@kcmo.org
Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Wet Weather Community Panel August Meeting

The Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department’s Wet Weather Solutions Program announces the August 2008 Wet Weather Community Panel meeting. Some topics of the meeting include an update from the Water Services Utility Funding Task Force; receive an update on the Overflow Control Plan extension and the City commitments; receive an update on the Overflow Control Program; continue discussions on the KC-One Stormwater Management Plan; receive an update from the Green Solutions and Public Participation Committees; and receive information on the Upper Blue River Watershed Alliance.

The meeting on Tuesday, August 12th, will take place from 4 to 6 pm at St. James Lutheran Church 1104 NE Vivion Road Kansas City, Missouri 64118.

The Community Panel, formed in 2003, is a mayoral appointed group of neighborhood representatives, business leaders, and environmental interests. As a part of the Wet Weather Solutions Program, the Panel is helping to shape a plan to address sewer overflows, stormwater management, waterway uses, and related matters. The Wet Weather Solutions Program was created by the City of Kansas City Missouri to lead a direct approach to reduce flooding, improve water quality and protect and restore the natural environment.

The Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management and wastewater collection and treatment for residential and business customers in Kansas City, Missouri. The department also sells water to 33 wholesale customers in the metro area and treats wastewater for 27 satellite customers. Operation of all three utilities is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not taxes.

    
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