(Kansas City, Mo.) – Yesterday KC Water’s water quality curriculum, “The Journey of Stormwater: From KC to the Sea” received a Sustainability Award from the Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC). The award was presented at KCIC’s Annual Awards Breakfast.
KCIC’s Sustainability Awards Program recognizes and promotes sustainable practices by businesses in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, particularly those businesses located in industrial areas. KC Water joins Ripple Glass and the KCMO Brownfields Development Team in receiving sustainability awards in the Stewardship category, which recognizes a company’s significant ongoing commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability in Kansas City.
The “Journey of Stormwater: KC to the Sea” curriculum is offered for free to 4th through 6th grade classrooms within the KC Water’s ratepayer area, and it is aligned with Missouri Core Curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards. Through the five-day program, students learn how precipitation moves through a watershed, how stormwater becomes polluted, and how best management practices implemented by KC Water and in their own backyards improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater that enters area streams, lakes, and rivers. As a final project, students create a public service announcement to encourage others to adopt practices that will improve water quality in Kansas City.
This is the third award won by the curriculum in 2015 and the fifth award it has received overall. Lara Isch, Water Quality Educator, accepted the award on behalf of KC Water.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.