sewers http://kcur.org en What's Going On Below: An Update On The Sewer System Overhaul http://kcur.org/post/whats-going-below-update-sewer-system-overhaul <p>Who's digging in the street outside your window? Hopefully, it's Kansas City Water Services.</p><p>The city recently embarked on a major, multi-billion-dollar <a href="http://kcur.org/post/25-years-25-billion-kc-launches-big-sewer-project">overhaul of the combined sewer and wastewater system</a>, which was first laid out in the nineteenth century.</p><p>Four years into the overhaul, officials from the Water Services Department visited the <em>Central Standard</em> studios to remind us why we're doing this in the first place, and to let us know how it's going so far.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:33:08 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 56452 at http://kcur.org What's Going On Below: An Update On The Sewer System Overhaul Kansas City Council Moves To Replace 19th Century Sewer Pipe http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-moves-replace-19th-century-sewer-pipe <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Kansas City city council was in an infrastructure-improving mood Thursday — some of its very old infrastructure.&nbsp; <span style="background: #e6e6e6">The city council took several steps toward replacing crumbling sewer and water lines. </span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:08:27 +0000 Steve Bell 53676 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Council Moves To Replace 19th Century Sewer Pipe Voters Approve Kansas City Sales Tax And Sewer Bonds http://kcur.org/post/voters-approve-kansas-city-sales-tax-and-sewer-bonds <p>Parks, streets and sewers projects in Kansas City just got a major funding boost, as voters approved both city ballot measures yesterday. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:21:25 +0000 Elana Gordon 22385 at http://kcur.org Voters Approve Kansas City Sales Tax And Sewer Bonds 25 Years, $2.5 Billion: KC Launches Big Sewer Project http://kcur.org/post/25-years-25-billion-kc-launches-big-sewer-project <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7423e09fed-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7423e09fed-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7423e09fed-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-902697.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Federal and Kansas City officials have agreed on a partial fix for the city's sewer system. It will cost more than $2.5 billion and take 25 years -- the largest infrastructure project in the city's history. A consent decree lodged in US federal court Tuesday all but sealed the deal after years of negotiations pitting the city against the EPA and Justice Department.</p> Wed, 19 May 2010 04:49:37 +0000 Frank Morris 6636 at http://kcur.org 25 Years, $2.5 Billion: KC Launches Big Sewer Project