KANSAS CITY, KS, Jan. 3, 2012 -- EPA has awarded $1,116,000 to Omaha, Neb., for a project that will separate combined sewers in the Country Club area of Omaha. The project includes the installation of new storm sewers, curb inlets, manholes and a bioretention area.
EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, "The sewer separation project will reduce sewer overflows and sewer backup problems which will help to improve water quality and public health. This grant will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost $7.8 million."
The project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2013.