The Big Urbie

Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

New rainwater management practices at Springfield’s Government Plaza earned the applause of conservation officials Thursday. The event included the presentation of a check to the city. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

Pollution Concerns Amid Mass Rainfall

Sep 25, 2014
Springfield-Greene County Stormwater Management

Last week’s storms that hit Springfield brought power outages and morning traffic delays. But storm systems such as these also put pressure on city infrastructure meant to divert heavy rains. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more.

A big concern during times of heavy rain is pollution. Melissa Bettes, project manager with James River Basin Partnership, says the pollution comes from areas such as roadways and parking lots and washes into waterways.