Environment

  1. City issues reminder of methods of contact regarding Sewer Repair program

    The City of Springfield would like to remind citizens of our methods of contacting property owners regarding the City's ongoing Private Sewer Repair Program. Read on...
  2. Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

    Springfield must make additional investments in its wastewater system to continue meeting regulatory requirements and to protect the environment. Read on...
  3. Community Involvement Committee hears recommendations for reducing the use of coal tar sealants

    City Council’s Community Involvement Committee met June 13 to hear additional information about coal tar-based sealants (CTBS) and provide feedback regarding recommendations for the voluntary reduction of CTBS in the community. Read on...
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EarthA large portion of our local quality of life and economy relies on our environmental stewardship. The City is very proud of our community’s track record of environmental compliance and recognizes we must protect our environmental resources for future generations.

The City’s Sustainability Office offers educational and outreach programs about a variety of topics, including recycling for homes and businesses, air quality, composting and vermicomposting.

Springfield has been held up as a “model community” by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) The City, Greene County and City Utilities continued building an integrated plan framework that would allow a more holistic approach to the various unfunded environmental mandates that all communities are facing – wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air quality and solid waste.

The plan also takes into account community affordability in a new, and in our opinion, more equitable way than state and federal regulators currently propose. The City proposed this integrated plan framework to both EPA and Missouri DNR. If crafted successfully, the framework could become a national model.