(Kansas City, Mo.) – City of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James, Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, City Manager Troy Schulte, KC Water Services Director Terry Leeds, and Engineering Officer Andy Shively will present the KC Water Services’ Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 on Tuesday, February 17.
The presentation will be held at the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room (SE corner of Grand Hall, next to Pierpont’s), Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. The presentation will start promptly at 4:00 p.m.
“A generation of investments in infrastructure in the mid-twentieth century is now reaching the end of its useful life,” said Andy Shively, KC Water Services Engineering Officer. “We have a strategy for reinvesting in our system to enhance system reliability, and capital improvement projects are a major part of that strategy to better serve our customers.”
Information will be provided on project specifics and dollars to be invested in Fiscal Year 2016:
- 66 Drinking Water System Projects: $78.7 Million Investment
- 68 Wastewater System Projects: $188.7 Million Investment
- 19 Stormwater/Waterways Projects: $6.8 Million Investment
- 153 Total Projects: $274.2 Million Investment
The projects identified are designed to:
- Improve water quality and protect public health
- Increase customer utility services
- Meet regulatory requirements
- Promote economic development
- Build and maintain utility infrastructure
KC Water Services’ 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan and annual forecast, representing a $1.2 billion investment, will be presented to assist the engineering and contracting industries of Kansas City better plan their future workforce.
“Kansas City is making substantial infrastructure investments for the future in our City’s water system through the water main replacement program, and in our wastewater system through the Overflow Control Program,” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Services Director. “Infrastructure investment means stronger neighborhoods, economic vitality, and jobs for our citizens.”
More than 200 people are expected to attend this event, which is sponsored by HNTB, TREKK Design Group, and Taliaferro and Browne.
For more information, please contact Kip Peterson, Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.513.0280.
KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.