(Kansas City, Mo.) – Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, 3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed, Chair of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, City Manager Troy Schulte, KC Water Director Terry Leeds, and KC Water Engineering Officer Andy Shively will present KC Water’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2017 on Tuesday, February 16.
The presentation will be held at The Gallery, 61 E. 14th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105. The presentation will start promptly at 5:15 p.m.
“Kansas City is making substantial investments for the future in our City’s water and wastewater infrastructure the water main replacement program and the Overflow Control Program,” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Director. “Infrastructure investment means stronger neighborhoods, economic vitality, and jobs for our citizens.”
Information will be provided on contract specifics and dollars to be invested in Fiscal Year 2017:
• 66 Drinking Water System Projects: $101.2 Million Investment
• 66 Wastewater System Projects: $207.2 Million Investment
• 17 Stormwater/Waterways Projects: $17.6 Million Investment
• 149 Total Projects: $326 Million Investment
The projects identified are designed to:
• Improve water quality and protect public health
• Meet regulatory requirements
• Enhance service reliability for customers
• Build and maintain utility infrastructure
• Promote economic development
KC Water’s 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan and annual forecast, representing a $1.8 billion investment, will be presented to assist the engineering and contracting industries of Kansas City better plan their future workforce.
“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.”
More than 300 people are expected to attend this event.
The FY17 CIP Presentation can be viewed HERE.
The FY17 CIP Project List can be viewed HERE.
For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com or 816.513.0284.
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.