Kansas City Agrees To Shell Out $2.5B To Fix Sewers

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT) -- In response to legal action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice, Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to spend $2.5 billion over the next 25 years to overhaul its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and reduce contamination in urban stormwater.

In a consent decree lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the municipality said it would implement an overflow control plan — the result of four years of public input — designed...
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