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Home » Blunt commends sewer agreement between EPA, Kansas City officials Blunt commends sewer agreement between EPA, Kansas City officials

Jan 13, 2021
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An agreement on modifications to the sewer overflow control program could be reached soon between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kansas City, Mo., a move that received kudos from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), who said the tentative deal will provide regulatory certainty and reduce water bills for residents.

“I’m glad that the changes announced today will bring relief to those who need it most without hampering Kansas City’s progress in completing the largest public works project in its history,” Sen. Blunt said on Jan. 8.

In 2018, Blunt urged the Trump administration to support modifications to the Kansas City sewer overflow control program to help protect Kansas City residents from increased utility rates. Under a 2010 consent decree, Kansas City and the EPA developed a sewer overflow control program to meet regulatory requirements and reduce overflows from the sewer systems. But it resulted in increased rates for residents, according to Sen. Blunt’s office.

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