Sewer infrastructure improvement project in Derby, KS, gets EPA grant

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KANSAS CITY, KS, June 2, 2010 -- EPA has awarded $970,000 to Derby, Kan., for improvements to the sewer system.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, "Awarding these water infrastructure funds will help provide adequate wastewater service for current and future homes in Derby, Kan. Water infrastructure is a basic necessity to protect community health and the environment."

The purpose of the project is to construct approximately 7,050 feet of 36-inch sewer pipe and 17 manholes. This will provide necessary sewer improvements to manage continued population growth in Derby, Kan.

EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health. The Agency is working with community leaders and the public to meet the growing needs and demands of our limited water resources. EPA remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.

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