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$123,000 Grant to Wichita, Kan., for Storm Sewer Project

Release Date: 12/15/2011
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov (news media only)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 15, 2011) - EPA has awarded $123,000 to the City of Wichita, Kan., for improvements to its storm sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help provide adequate storm sewer systems for Kansas cities. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund a construction project which is estimated to cost $391,000.”

The purpose of the project is to construct a new storm sewer near the Brooks Technology and Arts Magnet Middle School in an area developed in the 1950s without storm sewers. The new sewer will prevent area flooding during heavy storms.

The project will include the installation of approximately 2,400 feet of storm sewer pipe, 20 stormwater structures, and 13 manholes.

EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health. The Agency is working with community leaders and the public to meet the growing needs and demands of limited water resources. EPA remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.

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