For immediate release: Nov. 17, 2008
Public Invited to Provide Input into Overflow Control Plan at Stakeholder Forum
The Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department will be hosting a Stakeholder Forum that will provide the public an opportunity for input. Since August, the independent Green Solutions Integration Collaborative Team has been working on identifying additional green solutions elements and strategies for the Overflow Control Plan. This team consists of representatives from Mid-America Regional Council, BNIM Architects, Low Impact Development Center Inc., Conservation Design Forum, Tetra Tech, and Burns & McDonnell. This team will share its drafted recommendations and potential strategies for public input at this stakeholder forum.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, 4-5:30 pm
Where:Union Station, Arthur Stilwell Room,30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108(Parking is free in the Union Station West Yards Parking Garage)
Kansas City’s Overflow Control Plan will detail the City’s commitment to decrease the frequency and volume of overflows from its combined and separate sanitary sewer systems. It is believed that the Overflow Control Plan will serve as a model plan for other combined sewer overflow communities. The Plan is due to Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on or before January 31, 2009.
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. Water Services produces the No. 1 ranked tap water in the country. 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.