FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 4, 2008
CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Officer, Water Services Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri
KCMO CSO program Manager to present at EPA Green Infrastructure Workshop
The EPA has requested KCMO Water Services Dept. to participate in a Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Workshop.
Terry Leeds, Overflow Control Program Manager, will participate in a session on modeling and other approaches to estimating where, how and how much green infrastructure can contribute to wet weather programs. Representatives from New York City and Washington, D.C. will also be presenters at this session in Chicago on September 4.
“One of the goals of Kansas City’s green efforts are to become a model green and sustainable city for other combined sewer communities,” said John Franklin, assistant city manager. “This is just one example of the many efforts that the City is currently undertaking to make Kansas City the greenest city in America.”
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.