Who's digging in the street outside your window? Hopefully, it's Kansas City Water Services.
The city recently embarked on a major, multi-billion-dollar overhaul of the combined sewer and wastewater system, which was first laid out in the nineteenth century.
Four years into the overhaul, officials from the Water Services Department visited the Central Standard studios to remind us why we're doing this in the first place, and to let us know how it's going so far.
Special bonus: travel via sound to an emergency sewer repair with the unsung heroes of water management.
- Terry Leads, director, Kansas City Water Services Department
- Andy Shivley, engineering officer, Kansas City Water Services Department
- Tony Petruska, environmental protection specialist, Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
- Doug Hendry, post-doctoral researcher in civil and environmental engineering, Duke University