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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Springfield Environmental Services launches educational blog


BlogSocialOverallwURL-04Springfield Environmental Services is telling their story in a new way by launching a blog. The online feed, aptly titled the “ES Blog,” is intended to give subject matter experts a channel to share their knowledge on a variety of local and industry topics.

“Our employees and their wealth of experience is our greatest asset,” explains Environmental Services Director Errin Kemper. “We decided on a blog because it’s a simple way to give our team a voice. It is a means to showcase the innovative work Springfield is doing to protect our natural resources while maintaining and improving our Ozarks quality of life.”

Blog entries will touch on a wide assortment of topics, with experts breaking down technical information, spotlighting local projects and practices, summarizing data-filled reports and providing insight into national industry discussions and trends.

“I get to see and hear about everything Environmental Services is doing every day, but my first response is always ‘That’s so cool, but what does that mean?’” says Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam. “When you ask our stormwater, wastewater and solid waste experts to break down their highly technical functions for the common person, their passion and dedication really shines. We’re excited to launch the ES blog as a way to share that passion directly with our residents.”

To view the ES Blog and add it to your RSS feed, visit 

About Springfield Environmental Services

The City’s Environmental Services department is responsible for operating two critical utilities, protecting the environment and complying with all state and federal environmental regulations. The department operates the regional wastewater utility and Springfield’s solid waste utility as well as managing stormwater and water quality compliance.

Environmental Services is recognized nationally for being at the forefront of the industry and for the implementation of a successful Integrated Planning approach to environmental compliance. The department is nationally accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA), first achieving accreditation in June 2013.

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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected].

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