KCMO sewer bond issue next step in Clean Water Act compliance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly four out of five Kansas City, Missouri, residents who went to the polls Tuesday voted yes on allowing the city to issue $750 million in sanitary sewer revenue bonds.
It’s a key step as the city works toward compliance with the Clean Water Act after reaching a multi-billion dollar agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010.
Rate increases will pay for the revenue bonds in coming years.
Terms of the consent decree lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri on May 18, 2010, requires KCMO to implement an overflow control plan for its sewer system.