For a limited-time, KC Water Services is offering a free service called Keep Out the Rain to help homeowners find plumbing connections that send rainwater into the city’s sanitary sewer system.
These sewer connections are polluting our community by contributing to sewer overflows and/or causing basement backups. Evaluation crews are knocking on doors and signing up eligible residents for free sewer connection checkups which typically take only 15 minutes. They look at sewer connections and drains in basements as well as inspect the outside of the home. If the evaluation finds a connection that should be fixed, KC Water Services will pay for a licensed, pre-qualified plumber to complete the repair.
Keep Out the Rain is one piece of Kansas City’s Overflow Control Program (OCP)—a 25-year plan to meet federal requirements to improve the nation’s water quality by reducing sewer overflows.
This was included in Kansas City 2nd District City Councilman Dan Fowler’s most recent newsletter.