FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2008
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Wet Weather Community Panel announces its October Meeting
The Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department’s Wet Weather Solutions Program announces the October 2008 Wet Weather Community Panel meeting. Some topics of the meeting include receive information on the activities of the Blue River Watershed Association; receive an update on the Green Solutions Integration Collaborative Team and stakeholder forum; conclude discussions on the KC-One Stormwater Management Plan; and receive an update on the Middle Blue River Pilot Project.
The meeting on Tuesday, October 14th will take place from 4 to 6 pm at Mid-America Regional Council (Board Room), 600 E. Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105.
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.