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Kansas City has made a commitment to use green infrastructure as a way to address its combined sewer overflows and to become one of the most sustainable cities in the country. This presentation will ...

Kansas City has made a commitment to use green infrastructure as a way to address its combined sewer overflows and to become one of the most sustainable cities in the country. This presentation will provide an overview of the Kansas City's Green and Water Works programs. As part of Kansas City’s federally-mandated Overflow Control Program, a 744-acre green infrastructure project is underway in one watershed to reduce combined sewer overflows. Green infrastructure is used to intercept stormwater, keeping it out of the combined sewer system, reducing the overflow and the amount of excess water that gets pumped and treated. To further enhance the green infrastructure efforts, the City is working with residents and neighbors to make improvements on their own properties by reducing water consumption and reducing the amount of stormwater that leaves a property through runoff or direct connections to the sewer system. Kansas City's project is one of the largest green infrastructure projects in the United States to reduce combined sewer overflows.

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  • Kansas City’s Overflow Control ProgramUrban Water Sustainability Leadership ConferenceOctober 16, 2012 Water Services Department 1
  • The U.S. Water Alliance has met the standardsand requirements of the Registered ContinuingEducation Program. Credit earned on completionof this program will be reported to RCEP atRCEP.net. A certificate of completion will beissued to each participant. As such, it does notinclude content that may be deemed or construedto be an approval or endorsement by RCEP. Water Services Department 2
  • PurposeTo promote the national dialogue on resource recoveryand green infrastructureConference Learning Objectives At the end of this presentation you will be able to:Define the range of benefits of green infrastructure practicesIdentify barriers and costs to implementation of these practicesEvaluate options and opportunities for funding, financing, and valuing green infrastructureDevelop practical actions that government, communities, and others can implement to promote adoption of green infrastructure solutions Water Services Department 3
  • Presentation OverviewProgram Overview – Terry Leeds, Director, Kansas City Water Services DepartmentMiddle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project – Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, Kansas City, Missouri and Ron Coker, Program Manager, Kansas City’s Overflow Control ProgramNeighborhood Overlay –EnergyWorks! and WaterWorks! – Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City, Missouri and Kristin Riott, Executive Director, Bridging the GapEducation and Outreach – Lara Isch, Overflow Control Program Outreach Coordinator, Kansas City Water Services Department Water Services Department 4
  • Overflow Control Program Developed to meet regulatory requirements related to reducing and preventing sewer overflows $2.5 Billion (2008 Dollars) 25-year completion schedule Water Services Department 5
  • Kansas City’s Sewer System Over 653,000 people are served by Kansas City’s sewer system 27 satellite communities Two types of sewer systems Combined Sewer System Separate Sanitary Sewer System Water Services Department 6
  • Combined Sewer System 7 Basins 58 Square Miles 1,050 miles of pipe Planned Improvements: • Green Infrastructure • Neighborhood Sewer Rehabilitation • Separation Projects • Storage Projects • System Improvements Water Services Department 7
  • Separate Sanitary Sewer System 9 Basins 250 Square Miles 1,750 miles of pipe $1 billion in planned improvements include: • Infiltration & Inflow Reduction • System Improvements • Wet Weather Storage and Treatment Water Services Department 8
  • Middle Blue River Basin 2 Watersheds 3.5 Million Gallons of Anticipated Overflow 744 Acres in Total Water Services Department 9
  • Middle Blue River Basin 25 Acres of Rain Gardens, Bio- swales, Permeable Pavement and Green Roofs Water Services Department 10
  • Middle Blue River Basin Green SolutionsPilot ProjectWork includes:• Sewer repairs• Curbs and sidewalks• Raingardens and bioswales• Utility relocation• Street repair Water Services Department 11
  • Middle Blue River Basin- Video Water Services Department 12
  • Middle Blue River Basin Water Services Department 13
  • KC Green Mission Statement “The City of Kansas City, Mo. has been progressive and innovative in its efforts to implement green initiatives, which represent part of a more expansive agenda to make Kansas City a truly sustainable city. Our view of sustainability incorporates green programs into a broader triple bottom line approach that simultaneously promotes social equity, economic vitality and environmental quality.” Water Services Department 14
  • Public Outreach Water Services Department 15
  • Public Outreach Water Services Department 16
  • Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Pilot Project On the street meetings Breakfast meetings Door-to-Door Outreach Rain Barrel Workshops Mailers and SignageWater Services Department 17
  • Coordination and CollaborationWithin the department, with other city departments and withoutside agencies and organizationsAllowed for the City to • be efficient with its resources; • share ideas; and • reduce the impacts on residents and business owners. Water Services Department 18
  • Overlay TeamChaired by Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, representatives met for over ayear to ensure the City coordinated all available services – Water Services – Parks and Recreation – Planning and Community Development – Neighborhood and Housing Services – Public Works – University of Missouri- Kansas City – Center School District – Kansas City Power & Light – Missouri Gas Energy Water Services Department 19
  • Middle Blue River Basin Pilot Project Rain gardens Bioretention gardens Cascades Curb extensions Porous pavers Porous sidewalk Water Services Department 20
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 21
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 22
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 23
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 24
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 25
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 26
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 27
  • Green Infrastructure Stormwater Storage Traffic Calming Sidewalks (porous) Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 28
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 29
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 30
  • Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 31
  • Porous Paver Sidewalks Water Services Department 32
  • Porous Paver Sidewalks Water Services Department 33
  • Porous Paver Sidewalks Water Services Department 34
  • Porous Concrete Sidewalks Water Services Department 35
  • Porous Concrete Sidewalks Water Services Department 36
  • Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 37
  • Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs Water Services Department 38
  • Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs Water Services Department 39
  • Celebration Events Kansas City’s First “KC Green Neighborhood” Street sign toppers to be used as permanent designation throughout the neighborhood Water Services Department 40
  • Celebration Events Bus tours and presentations EPA (July 2011) EPA and Area Businesses (June 2012) IECA Great Rivers Chapter (November 2012) New Partners for Smart Growth (February 2013) The Conservation Fund’s Peer Exchange Program WaterWorks! Grant Water Services Department 41
  • Ways to Improve NeighborhoodsInvest in visible infrastructurePool capital improvement projects from multiple CitydepartmentsEngage the neighborhood and encourage improvements onprivate propertyConnect residents to available assistance programsCreate a renewed sense of pride Water Services Department 42
  • Code Enforcement Pilot ProgramPilot own program inMiddle Blue pilot area“Kinder, gentler” approachto code enforcementResulted in a 90%abatement of the 95properties cited Water Services Department 43
  • City Improvement ProgramsFocused programs and fundingfor property owners in pilot area – Low-Interest Home Loan Assistance – Home Weatherization Program – Home Remodeling Loan Programs – KCPL Assistance Programs – MGE Assistance Programs – Emergency Home Repair Program – KC Dream Home Program Water Services Department 44
  • ResultsLocal workforce development company has recently bought 12properties in the area to renovateNeighborhood group meets to pick up trashResidents want to know what they can do with “their” raingardensNeighborhood team volunteered to compile lessons learnedfrom the residents perspective and serve as a sounding boardfor future design phasesProject served as a springboard for additional neighborhoodimprovements Water Services Department 45
  • Transforming the Neighborhood Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 46
  • Transforming the Neighborhood After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 47
  • Transforming the Neighborhood Before and After- Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 48
  • Transforming the Neighborhood Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 49
  • Transforming the Neighborhood After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 50
  • Transforming the Neighborhood Before and After - Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 51
  • Transforming the Neighborhood Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 52
  • Transforming the Neighborhood After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 53
  • EnergyWorks KC Dennis Murphey Chief Environmental Officer City of Kansas City, Mo. 2012 Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference October 16, 2012
  • National BB Program Goals (1) Reduce energy use in existing buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change (2) Create (green) workforce opportunities (3) Transform the energy efficiency market
  • EWKC Goals 2,000 Building improvements averaging 15% energy savings 180 Jobs Regional Education & Outreach Policy changes to promote energy efficiency Sustainability of program concepts
  • Program OverviewGrant Administration $ 1,250,000Program Operations 1. Metropolitan Energy Center 2,200,000 2. Mid-America Regional Council 3,000,000 3. Marketing and Videography 1,260,000 4. Loan Loss Reserves (2) 1,010,000 5. Revolving Loan Fund 3,144,000 6. Interest Rate Buy Down 1,665,000 7. Rebates 2,100,000 8. Deconstruction 640,000 9. Blue Hills Business Incubator 2,200,000 10. WaterWorks! KC 720,000 11. Neighborhood Small Grants 411,000 12. Asbestos Assessment and Abatement 334,110 13. Contractor Training 9,250 14. CO Detectors 56,640TOTAL BUDGET $20,000,000
  • EWKC In Action
  • EnergyWorks KC (EWKC) is made possible by grant#DE-0003564 using American Recovery andReinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 funds from U.S.Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency andConservation Block Grant (EECBG), Better BuildingsNeighborhood Program (BBNP), to the City of KansasCity, Mo. 22
  • Water Services Department 60
  • Bridging the Gap“Connecting Environment, Economy & Community” Water Services Department 61
  • WaterWorks! Overview$720,000 program (15months) funded by ARRAdollars/U.S. Dept. of EnergyEnergyefficiency, employment, educationReplicable, cost-effective Water Services Department 62
  • Gallons Conserved per Dollar Annual Gallons Cost (direct) Gallons/DollarShowerhead/Aerator/Tank Bank Kit DIY 15,000 $9 1,666 Prof. Installation 15,000 $104 144Downspout disconnect 11,000* $69 159High efficiency toilets 6,000 $200 30Rain barrel DIY 220 $30 7Rain gardens (120 sq. ft.) 1,600* $1,600 1 Water Services Department 63
  • WaterWorks! Deliverables 400 rain barrel/downspout disconnects Water Services Department 64
  • WaterWorks! Deliverables 5,000 Eco Kits Water Services Department 65
  • WaterWorks! Deliverables 1,000 Toilet Rebates Water Services Department 66
  • WaterWorks! Deliverables 12 Model Rain Gardens Water Services Department 67
  • Outreach & Education- Water Fairs Water Services Department 68
  • Lessons LearnedPiggyback on existingeventsBe eye-catching & funGive something for freeMinimize stepsand paperworkHire the right people Water Services Department 69
  • WaterWorks! ResultsTotal gallons conserved: upto 105 million gallons peryearPeople employed: 5FTE’s, 3 sub-contractors,casual laborersGallons per dollarconserved: 147 Water Services Department 70
  • Education and OutreachAdded as part of the OverflowControl PlanActive citizen participationcritical to successInform citizens of the problemand their role in the solutionUpdate citizens on proposedproject designs, schedules andprogress towards completion12 million dollars over the life ofthe plan Water Services Department 71
  • How Do We Get the Word Out?Water bill inserts are not enoughMust invest people, funds, and timein educationNeed to reach people where theyliveCreate community“buy in”Educate all age groups Water Services Department 72
  • Invest People, Funds and Time: Roadshows Educate neighborhood leaders at regularly scheduled meetingsOver 300 neighborhoodassociations listed inKansas City Water Services Department 73
  • Reach People Where They LiveBring Public Meetings to the publicto increase turn out and interest Food gets people to meetings and creates a sense of community Water Services Department 74
  • Create Buy-In:Neighbors Educating Each OtherNew Reflections KC Rain Barrel Workshops Water Services Department 75
  • Educate All Ages:Photos by BNIM, Kansas City Water Services Department 76
  • Stormwater: From KC to the SeaExperts Educating TeachersTeachers Educating Kids… Water Services Department 77
  • Stormwater: From KC to the Sea Kids Educating EVERYONE! Water Services Department 78
  • Kansas City’s Overflow Control ProgramUrban Water Sustainability Leadership ConferenceOctober 16, 2012 QUESTIONS? This concludes the educational content of this activity. Water Services Department 79