EPA awards grant to Missouri city for sewer project

February 2012, Vol. 67 No. 2

EPA has awarded $1,455,000 to the city of Lee’s Summit, MO, for improvements to its sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “The grant will improve aging water infrastructure and spearhead new projects that will benefit the environment and economy. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund a construction project which is estimated to cost $2.3 million.”

The purpose of the project is to construct a segment of the Cedar Creek project, which will eliminate sewer overflows and ground water contamination from leaks in the existing deteriorating pipe. The new sewer will provide adequate capacity for both current and anticipated future flows.

The project will include the installation of approximately 9,800 feet of sewer pipe and 32 manholes.

EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health. The Agency is working with community leaders and the public to meet the growing needs and demands of limited water resources. EPA remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.