Kansas City is emerging as a leader in developing strategic and data-driven solutions for the City’s combined sewer overflows, which are estimated to total 6.4 billion gallons of overflow each year.
In 2010, Kansas City’s Federal Consent Decree became the first in the nation to receive approval from the EPA for the use of green infrastructure solutions to address combined sewer overflows. The $4.5 -$5 billion Overflow Control Program is the largest infrastructure investment in the history of Kansas City.
In an effort to leverage this investment to improve local neighborhoods, Kansas City has allocated more than $68 million for the installation of green infrastructure projects – the first of which have been completed within Kansas City’s historic Marlborough neighborhood. Learn more about this effort.