Your Input is Requested - UG Stormwater and Parks Improvement Project

Published on July 03, 2024

Photograph of community members attending a public meeting about stormwater improvements at local parks

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is undertaking an important project to enhance stormwater management systems around 8th Street Park, Northup Park, and Splitlog Park. This initiative addresses and mitigates combined sewer overflows, which are significant environmental and public health concerns.

Older systems where wastewater and stormwater share the same pipes can cause overflows during heavy rains, releasing untreated wastewater into local rivers and streams. This project will separate these systems, reducing pollution and health risks across all three parks, and your thoughts are wanted!

On Saturday, June 22, the project team hosted an in-person public meeting to share information about the stormwater and park improvements and to gather community feedback. Thank you to those who were able to attend!

In case you missed it, there’s still time to provide comments and share your thoughts:

  • If you were unable to attend the public meeting, complete the survey below to provide your feedback about potential park amenities for Eighth Street, Northrup and Splitlog Parks.
  • If you attended the in-person public meeting on June 22, please don't take the survey again. Your feedback has already been recorded.

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Don't delay! The survey is open until 11:59 PM on Friday, July 12. Your input will help shape the future of these parks.

This project responds to a Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, aligning with the Clean Water Act of 1972 to prevent sewer overflows and improve water quality. To learn more, visit the8th Street, Northup, and Splitlog Parks Stormwater Project page.