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EPA awards grants to two cities for sewer projects.

EPA has awarded $123,000 to the city of Wichita, KS, for improvements to its storm sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said. "It's always a pleasure to help provide adequate storm sewer systems for Kansas cities. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund a construction project which is estimated to cost $391,000."

The purpose of the project is to construct a new storm sewer near the Brooks Technology and Arts Magnet Middle School in an area developed in the 1950s without storm sewers. The new sewer will prevent area flooding during heavy storms.

The project will include the installation of approximately 2.400 feet of storm sewer pipe. 20 stormwater structures and 13 manholes.

EPA also 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 funds 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.
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Title Annotation:NEWSline
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Geographic Code:1U4KS
Date:Feb 1, 2012
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