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Kansas City’s Overflow Control ProgramUrban Water Sustainability Leadership ConferenceOctober 16, 2012                    ...
The U.S. Water Alliance has met the standardsand requirements of the Registered ContinuingEducation Program. Credit earned...
PurposeTo promote the national dialogue on resource recoveryand green infrastructureConference Learning Objectives  At the...
Presentation OverviewProgram Overview – Terry Leeds, Director, Kansas City Water   Services DepartmentMiddle Blue River Ba...
Overflow Control Program                                          Developed to meet                                       ...
Kansas City’s Sewer System                        Over 653,000 people are served                        by Kansas City’s s...
Combined Sewer System                  7 Basins                  58 Square Miles                  1,050 miles of pipe     ...
Separate Sanitary Sewer System                   9 Basins                   250 Square Miles                   1,750 miles...
Middle Blue River Basin                                           2 Watersheds                                           3...
Middle Blue River Basin                                           25 Acres of Rain Gardens, Bio-                          ...
Middle Blue River Basin Green SolutionsPilot ProjectWork includes:• Sewer repairs• Curbs and sidewalks• Raingardens and bi...
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    ...
Public Outreach                  Water Services Department                                              15
Public Outreach                  Water Services Department                                              16
Middle Blue River                            Basin Green Solutions                            Pilot Project               ...
Coordination and CollaborationWithin the department, with other city departments and withoutside agencies and organization...
Overlay TeamChaired by Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, representatives met for over ayear to ensure the City coordinated all av...
Middle Blue River Basin Pilot Project                                            Rain gardens                             ...
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                                 ...
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         ...
Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs                Water Services Department                                          ...
Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs                Water Services Department                                          ...
Celebration Events                                           Kansas City’s First                                          ...
Celebration Events                                           Bus tours and presentations                                  ...
Ways to Improve NeighborhoodsInvest in visible infrastructurePool capital improvement projects from multiple Citydepartmen...
Code Enforcement Pilot ProgramPilot own program inMiddle Blue pilot area“Kinder, gentler” approachto code enforcementResul...
City Improvement ProgramsFocused programs and fundingfor property owners in pilot area   – Low-Interest Home Loan     Assi...
ResultsLocal workforce development company has recently bought 12properties in the area to renovateNeighborhood group meet...
Transforming the Neighborhood                                Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation               Water...
Transforming the Neighborhood                                    After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation               Wa...
Transforming the Neighborhood             Before and After- Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation               Water Service...
Transforming the Neighborhood                                Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation               Water...
Transforming the Neighborhood                                    After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation               Wa...
Transforming the Neighborhood             Before and After - Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation               Water Servic...
Transforming the Neighborhood                                Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation               Water...
Transforming the Neighborhood                                    After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation               Wa...
EnergyWorks KC             Dennis Murphey         Chief Environmental Officer            City of Kansas City, Mo. 2012 Urb...
National BB Program Goals    (1) Reduce energy use in        existing buildings and        reduce greenhouse gas        em...
EWKC Goals 2,000 Building improvements  averaging 15% energy savings 180 Jobs Regional Education & Outreach Policy cha...
Program OverviewGrant Administration                      $ 1,250,000Program Operations  1. Metropolitan Energy Center    ...
EWKC In Action
EnergyWorks KC (EWKC) is made possible by grant#DE-0003564 using American Recovery andReinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 fund...
Water Services Department                            60
Bridging the Gap“Connecting Environment, Economy & Community”                       Water Services Department             ...
WaterWorks! Overview$720,000 program (15months) funded by ARRAdollars/U.S. Dept. of EnergyEnergyefficiency, employment, ed...
Gallons Conserved per Dollar                             Annual Gallons               Cost (direct)   Gallons/DollarShower...
WaterWorks! Deliverables                                     400 rain barrel/downspout                                    ...
WaterWorks! Deliverables                                           5,000 Eco Kits               Water Services Department ...
WaterWorks! Deliverables                                           1,000 Toilet Rebates               Water Services Depar...
WaterWorks! Deliverables                                           12 Model                                           Rain...
Outreach & Education- Water Fairs               Water Services Department                                           68
Lessons LearnedPiggyback on existingeventsBe eye-catching & funGive something for freeMinimize stepsand paperworkHire the ...
WaterWorks! ResultsTotal gallons conserved: upto 105 million gallons peryearPeople employed: 5FTE’s, 3 sub-contractors,cas...
Education and OutreachAdded as part of the OverflowControl PlanActive citizen participationcritical to successInform citiz...
How Do We Get the Word Out?Water bill inserts are not enoughMust invest people, funds, and timein educationNeed to reach p...
Invest People, Funds and Time: Roadshows                                                Educate neighborhood              ...
Reach People Where They LiveBring Public Meetings to the publicto increase turn out and interest                          ...
Create Buy-In:Neighbors Educating Each OtherNew Reflections KC Rain Barrel Workshops                    Water Services Dep...
Educate All Ages:Photos by BNIM, Kansas City                              Water Services Department                       ...
Stormwater: From KC to the SeaExperts Educating TeachersTeachers Educating Kids…                  Water Services Departmen...
Stormwater: From KC to the Sea          Kids Educating EVERYONE!               Water Services Department                  ...
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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 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 Program, 2012, u.s. water alliance,urban water sustainability leadership conference,us water alliance

  1. 1. Kansas City’s Overflow Control ProgramUrban Water Sustainability Leadership ConferenceOctober 16, 2012 Water Services Department 1
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Middle Blue River Basin 2 Watersheds 3.5 Million Gallons of Anticipated Overflow 744 Acres in Total Water Services Department 9
  10. 10. Middle Blue River Basin 25 Acres of Rain Gardens, Bio- swales, Permeable Pavement and Green Roofs Water Services Department 10
  11. 11. Middle Blue River Basin Green SolutionsPilot ProjectWork includes:• Sewer repairs• Curbs and sidewalks• Raingardens and bioswales• Utility relocation• Street repair Water Services Department 11
  12. 12. Middle Blue River Basin- Video Water Services Department 12
  13. 13. Middle Blue River Basin Water Services Department 13
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Public Outreach Water Services Department 15
  16. 16. Public Outreach Water Services Department 16
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Middle Blue River Basin Pilot Project Rain gardens Bioretention gardens Cascades Curb extensions Porous pavers Porous sidewalk Water Services Department 20
  21. 21. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 21
  22. 22. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 22
  23. 23. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 23
  24. 24. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 24
  25. 25. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 25
  26. 26. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 26
  27. 27. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 27
  28. 28. Green Infrastructure Stormwater Storage Traffic Calming Sidewalks (porous) Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 28
  29. 29. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 29
  30. 30. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 30
  31. 31. Green Infrastructure Water Services Department 31
  32. 32. Porous Paver Sidewalks Water Services Department 32
  33. 33. Porous Paver Sidewalks Water Services Department 33
  34. 34. Porous Paver Sidewalks Water Services Department 34
  35. 35. Porous Concrete Sidewalks Water Services Department 35
  36. 36. Porous Concrete Sidewalks Water Services Department 36
  37. 37. Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 37
  38. 38. Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs Water Services Department 38
  39. 39. Evaluating Green Infrastructure Designs Water Services Department 39
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. Transforming the Neighborhood Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 46
  47. 47. Transforming the Neighborhood After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 47
  48. 48. Transforming the Neighborhood Before and After- Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 48
  49. 49. Transforming the Neighborhood Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 49
  50. 50. Transforming the Neighborhood After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 50
  51. 51. Transforming the Neighborhood Before and After - Photos Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 51
  52. 52. Transforming the Neighborhood Before- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 52
  53. 53. Transforming the Neighborhood After- Photo Courtesy of URS Corporation Water Services Department 53
  54. 54. EnergyWorks KC Dennis Murphey Chief Environmental Officer City of Kansas City, Mo. 2012 Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference October 16, 2012
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. EWKC In Action
  59. 59. 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
  60. 60. Water Services Department 60
  61. 61. Bridging the Gap“Connecting Environment, Economy & Community” Water Services Department 61
  62. 62. WaterWorks! Overview$720,000 program (15months) funded by ARRAdollars/U.S. Dept. of EnergyEnergyefficiency, employment, educationReplicable, cost-effective Water Services Department 62
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. WaterWorks! Deliverables 400 rain barrel/downspout disconnects Water Services Department 64
  65. 65. WaterWorks! Deliverables 5,000 Eco Kits Water Services Department 65
  66. 66. WaterWorks! Deliverables 1,000 Toilet Rebates Water Services Department 66
  67. 67. WaterWorks! Deliverables 12 Model Rain Gardens Water Services Department 67
  68. 68. Outreach & Education- Water Fairs Water Services Department 68
  69. 69. Lessons LearnedPiggyback on existingeventsBe eye-catching & funGive something for freeMinimize stepsand paperworkHire the right people Water Services Department 69
  70. 70. WaterWorks! ResultsTotal gallons conserved: upto 105 million gallons peryearPeople employed: 5FTE’s, 3 sub-contractors,casual laborersGallons per dollarconserved: 147 Water Services Department 70
  71. 71. 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
  72. 72. 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
  73. 73. Invest People, Funds and Time: Roadshows Educate neighborhood leaders at regularly scheduled meetingsOver 300 neighborhoodassociations listed inKansas City Water Services Department 73
  74. 74. 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
  75. 75. Create Buy-In:Neighbors Educating Each OtherNew Reflections KC Rain Barrel Workshops Water Services Department 75
  76. 76. Educate All Ages:Photos by BNIM, Kansas City Water Services Department 76
  77. 77. Stormwater: From KC to the SeaExperts Educating TeachersTeachers Educating Kids… Water Services Department 77
  78. 78. Stormwater: From KC to the Sea Kids Educating EVERYONE! Water Services Department 78
  79. 79. 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

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