Environment

  1. Sanitary sewer smoke testing this week around East Kearney between Glenstone and Burton

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week east and west of East Kearney Street between North Glenstone and North Burton avenues. Read on...
  2. City’s newest street sweeper reinforces water quality message

    The City’s newest street sweeper not only cleans streets, but acts as a high-impact mobile billboard to remind citizens of their role in keeping Ozarks waterways clean. Read on...
  3. UPDATE: Sewer smoke testing on MSU campus postponed due to impending weather

    Due to impending inclement weather, the smoke testing planned for sanitary sewers on the MSU campus this week has been postponed. 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.