Environment

  1. Sewer smoke testing in Oak Grove neighborhood to begin June 22

    Sewer smoke testing will be conducted in a northeast section of the Oak Grove neighborhood beginning June 22. Read on...
  2. EPA recognizes Springfield for 17 years of successful redevelopment using brownfields grants

    The City of Springfield was officially recognized today by EPA Region 7 for its successful 17-year history of redevelopment of formerly polluted properties. Read on...
  3. Sewer smoke testing between North Patterson Avenue and Highway 65 to begin June 14

    Sewer smoke testing will be conducted North of Chestnut Expressway between North Patterson Avenue and Highway 65 beginning June 14. Read on...
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EarthA large portion of our local quality of life and economy relies on our environmental stewardship. The City is very proud of our community’s track record of environmental compliance and recognizes we must protect our environmental resources for future generations.

The City’s Sustainability Office offers educational and outreach programs about a variety of topics, including recycling for homes and businesses, air quality, composting and vermicomposting.

Springfield has been held up as a “model community” by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) The City, Greene County and City Utilities continued building an integrated plan framework that would allow a more holistic approach to the various unfunded environmental mandates that all communities are facing – wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air quality and solid waste.

The plan also takes into account community affordability in a new, and in our opinion, more equitable way than state and federal regulators currently propose. The City proposed this integrated plan framework to both EPA and Missouri DNR. If crafted successfully, the framework could become a national model.