KC Water provides water, wastewater and stormwater services to 470,000 residents in Kansas City, Missouri, and an additional 200,000 customers in the Kansas City metropolitan area through wholesale agreements. Using data to drive fiscally-responsible infrastructure upgrades and operational priorities, KC Water distributes an average of 96 million gallons of water per day through 2,800 miles of water mains spread out over a 318 square mile area; treats an average of 72 million gallons of wastewater per day, and manages 630 miles of storm sewers and 13.5 miles of flood levee, the third longest levee system in the nation.
KC Water manages Kansas City’s Overflow Control Program, a 25-year, $4.5 to $5 billion initiative that is the largest infrastructure investment in the city’s history. Established following work by a citizen advisory panel, the Overflow Control Program was the first in the nation to include green solutions as part of a federal regulatory Consent Decree to reduce combined sewer overflows and prevent overflows from separate sewer systems.
Kansas City residents desire solutions to wet-weather problems that produce multiple benefits. Creative partnerships, focused land conservation and restoration, community education, regulations, and sustainable infrastructure projects are all necessary to achieve multiple benefits. These solutions are critical if the KC Water is to succeed in protecting water as a valuable resource. KC Water has adopted an “every drop counts” philosophy, meaning it is important to reduce stormwater entering the system wherever practicable. This will be accomplished through changing the way the community develops and redevelops its sewer and stormwater infrastructure, educating citizens regarding steps they can take to reduce the amount of stormwater entering the sewer system, enabling citizens to take those steps, incorporating green infrastructure in the design of public infrastructure, and making targeted public investments in green infrastructure projects.
Green Infrastructure Construction, Inspection and Maintenance Training
Training for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance will be available for eligible Kansas City, Missouri residents in 2017. When available, information will be provided on this webpage regarding local training eligibility, application process, schedule, etc.
The NGICP exam will be administered in Kansas City, Missouri in 2017 to residents that complete the training referenced above. Details on the location(s) for the exam will be available here as soon as they are confirmed. Please check back for updates.