Saturday, July 02, 2016

SHAME!!! LONG KANSAS CITY HISTORY OF WATER FAIL RISES AGAIN AMID JULY 4TH WEEKEND NEIGHBORHOOD FLOODING!!!



Mainstream media is reporting the "possibility" of Kansas City flooding this weekend given ongoing rain but the reality is that so many streets and low lying areas cope with sewer backups and high tides nearly every time in rains.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY'S ONGOING SEWER SYSTEM FAIL REMAINS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACING THIS COWTOWN WHICH HAS BEEN NEGLECTED IN FAVOR OF TOURIST ATTRACTION DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES!!!

Just a bit of background for those who don't remember . . .

EPA: The City of Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed $2.5 billion over 25 years, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced

That was back in 2010 but since then this has been just another project among a myriad of deferred maintenance issues that confront this town.

Since this agreement the water backup situation has grown worse but the current Mayor has REFUSED an audit of the Water Dept. and instead this year and convened yet another task force to cope with one more problem spilling out onto local streets and hurting the small biz community.

You decide . . .

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Shhhhh!

Be quiet Tk. All this money is for the trolley folly!

Don't you know that already?

Anonymous said...

Were they going to start anytime soon? Audit.

Anonymous said...

Nice stolen picture from The Star

Anonymous said...

^^^ It's from the Times actually and the photographer didn't sell full rights. And it's news so public domain and fair use. Sorry Yael.

Anonymous said...

The streetcar people are not worried about failing sewers and storm drains why should we. Just ride the streetcar. How are they operating tonight?

Anonymous said...

Operating just fine, carrying lots of passengers as usual. FUN FACT: More people ride it everyday than read this blog in a year.

Anonymous said...

Fun Fact: More idiots like above continually show how stupid they are.

Anonymous said...

And it runs underwater!!!

Hyperblogal said...

What did we get for the $12 million spent on a Chicago firm to help fix the Water Department? Answer: we'll never know.

Anonymous said...

We have great sewers in Kansas City. You can drive down them in your car.

Anonymous said...

Was the flooding south of the river? Good luck getting any improvements down here with all the northland loving directors and city manager.

Anonymous said...

meyer circle fountain is still not running.

Anonymous said...

Why not have the same ones picking up trash for community service clean drains clear drainage around city

Anonymous said...

Have all those drunk drivers do work detail cleaning drains .

Anonymous said...

I'll get drunk and slap the dog fuck outta you