KANSAS CITY, Kan. — To help upgrade Kansas City’s sewer system, the city broke ground on three new facilities that will help treat wastewater, according to the Kansas City Star.

The $48 million project at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant in east Kansas City will help meet state and federal requirements for wastewater disinfection.

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This is the city’s largest project of its $96 million overall for six wastewater treatment projects, and part of the department’s $2.4 billion initiative to decrease the overflow from Kansas City sewers, stated the article.

“This may not be the sexiest project,” said Mayor Sly James. “Wastewater seldom is. But it does show that we take our responsibilities to our citizens seriously.”

The mayor added that the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013, noted the article.

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