City of Springfield Environment News Releases

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

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

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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 storm...Read on...

Springfield's Integrated Plan Web site
Posted on: October 7, 2014

City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has reque...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

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

After receiving word from the public the morning of Sept. 24 abo...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Help protect waterways with proper disposal of yardwaste and leaves this fall

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While the City’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments enjoy autumn as much as anyone, they aren’t looking forward to the problems the fallen leaves create when they make their way into the storm d...Read on...

View a video about how to maintain your property.
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s sto...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

City prepares to submit latest sewer overflow control plans to regulators

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The Long-Term Overflow Control Plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be submitted in December. It will recommend investments in the local se...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2014

High temperatures plus sunshine plus automobiles equals ground-level ozone

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The current stretch of high temperatures brings more than just discomfort from the heat . Combined with the sunny days and emissions produced from automobiles and other gas-powered equipment, it also causes the...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Work completed on Upper Ward Branch Stormwater and Trail Improvement Project

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Work on the Ward Branch Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is complete. This was a multi-purpose project that included stream bank stabiliza...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Demolition begins Thursday for City Government Plaza parking lots project

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Demolition of the parking lot at the City Government Plaza will begin Thursday, Sept. 25 as part of a grant-funded project to demonstrate ways of managing stormwater that reduce the amount of runoff and polluti...Read on...

Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
Posted on: June 30, 2014

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City wastewater service will see a planned rate increase July 1. The City of Springfield contracts with City Utilities for wastewater services billing, so customers will notice this on August CU bills.

Sewer rates ...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

City conducting smoke testing today

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The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services Division is testing sanitary sewers today to find leaks in the system with a non-toxic, odorless smoke today within the following boundaries:

North: East Barataria Street
S...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2014

City conducting smoke testing today

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The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services Division is testing sanitary sewers today to find leaks in the system with a non-toxic, odorless smoke today within the following boundaries:

North: East Battlefield Road
S...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

City receives grant for South Creek Restoration

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The City of Springfield has been awarded a $715,000 grant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for the South Creek Restoration Project. The project will remove the concrete channel and restore the creek to a more...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Springfield in line to receive federal dollars for flood control

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Federal legislation to boost infrastructure for water resources includes significant funding for needed stormwater flood control in Springfield.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) includes a $20.86 million a...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing underway

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It’s that time of year when Ozarks residents flock to local streams and rivers in droves for a little bit of relief from the heat. But recreational waterways can also contain harmful bacteria and parasites.

To provide swimmers ...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Sewer insurance program not sanctioned by City

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Springfield residents may receive a letter from American Water Resources (AWC) of Missouri, informing them of their sewer service line maintenance responsibility. The letter offers an insurance product called "The Sewer Line ...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

Murals on storm water drains raise awareness about clean water, pollution

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This weekend marks the fourth year of Storm Drain Reveal, a project that has inspired other cities across the country and been recognized in national publications as an innovative approach to stormwater education. The public can v...Read on...

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