Project Description

Middle Blue Watershed Green Solutions Pilot

Kansas City, Mo.

  • Covering approximately 100 acres, the project uses several methods to capture stormwater prior to entering the combined sewer system, including rain gardens, porous concrete and stormwater planters. The project required removal and replacement of existing roadways, sidewalks, and driveways with porous concrete to capture stormwater in collection tanks for storage until the stormwater is released later into the combined sewer system.
  • The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department implemented a pilot project to measure and evaluate the performance of green solutions within a portion of the Middle Blue River Basin. At the time, this pilot project was believed to be the largest project using green solutions for combined sewer overflow control planned for construction in the United States.
  • 2012 ABC Heart of America Excellence in Construction Award