Environment

  1. City, County and CU to receive $67,000 from EPA in technical assistance for integrated planning

    Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. Read on...
  2. City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. A review of departmental operations of the Southwest Treatment Plant continues. Read on...
  3. City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services has identified the source of the substance that recently impacted Jordan Creek. 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.