May 11, 2010

Tuesday’s Water News: Kansas City Set to Start First Phase of $2.5B Sewer Project

Posted in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Virginia at 1:50 pm by bengann

Kansas City will soon start the first phase of a massive 25-year sewer project to cut the overflow of raw sewage from nearly 6.5 billion gallons a year to less than a half billion.  The total cost of the 25-year plan is estimated to be $2.5 billion. It is the biggest public works project in the city’s history.

Headlines
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is urging a City Council Committee to approve the sale of the city’s sewer and water utilities to Citizens Energy. The transfer is expected to net the city about $425 million in cash, savings and borrowing power.

Voters in Mattapoiset, Massachusetts have approved a $6.8 million sewer extension to parts of the area currently using septic systems.

Stimulus Spotlight
The Montana communities of Sweet Grass and Valier will soon start construction to upgrade their water systems, having received $3 million in loans and grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

A $20 million waste water expansion project is underway in Warrick County, Indiana.  $15 million is coming from the state while the rest is funded through economic stimulus. The entire project should be completed by April 2011.

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