Kansas City’s Sewer System – “Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Headed”

Published: March 12, 2014

Presentation by Lara Isch, Water Quality Educator for Kansas City Water Services

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Work has begun on an unprecedented 25-year, $2.5 billion project to reduce overflows from Kansas City’s combined and separate sewer systems. Kansas City’s largest ever infrastructure project, it is utilizing a laundry list of green surface projects to reduce stormwater as well as underground infrastructure to separate combined sewer systems.

Lara Isch, Water Quality Educator for Kansas City Water Services, discussed the history of Kansas City’s combined and separate sewer systems, the development of the federally mandated Overflow Control Program and how the program aims to improve water quality and reduce sewer overflows over the next 22 years.

She also discussed the results of the Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project, step one in the Overflow Control Program.



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