KANSAS CITY, KS, Dec. 28, 2010 -- EPA has awarded $485,000 to the City of Rose Hill, Kan., for improvements to its stormwater system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2011.
EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, "The stormwater improvements will restore drainage areas, protect land from erosion and reduce stormwater runoff. This grant will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost $886,000."
The project is designed to correct drainage problems in the City of Rose Hill by addressing current and future flooding issues. The undersized Berlin Drive storm sewer will be enlarged and the downstream channel will be graded. A detention pond will be constructed to reduce peak flows and downstream flooding.
These improvements include the construction of 700 feet of 48-inch reinforced concrete pipe and the cleaning and grading of 1,850 feet of downstream channel to improve flows and eliminate stagnant areas of water.
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.