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SWSC Featured in EPA Report to Congress

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce it was recently featured in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Report to Congress on Integrated Plans to Comply with the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2019, submitted to Congress in July. The EPA’s report highlights several communities from around the country that have put Integrated Planning (IP) into action.  The Commission has been a leader in Integrated Planning, having issued the first Integrated Wastewater Plan (IWP) in the nation in 2014, and was included in the report to Congress as a model for other utilities facing similar challenges such as combined sewer overflows (CSO), aging infrastructure, and the need to keep rates affordable while maintaining water and wastewater services.

Other utilities from around the U.S. featured in the report include:

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Boone, Iowa
  • Columbia, Missouri
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Lima, Ohio
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Springfield, Missouri

Read the entire EPA report including an excerpt featuring SWSC