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Water Resources

"If It's on the Ground, It's in Our Water" encourages us to change behaviors.

Clean Water. Healthy Life.

Water Quality logo-Small, no taglineWater quality is an important aspect of any community. MARC's Water Quality Program is uniting the Kansas City region in efforts to make our environment more healthy for today and for future generations. We provide educational resources, grants, research and public outreach for local governments as well as the general public. Learn More»

Know your roots

Most lawns in the Kansas City region are planted with non-native turf grasses like fescue. While these grasses are attractive and colorful, their short roots do not absorb and filter water effectively. Non-native lawns also require more mowing and watering than native landscapes.
Landscape with native plants»

Kansas City Regional Stormwater Symposium to take place this fall

Stormwater Symposium web story artThe MARC Water Quality Education Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 Kansas City Regional Stormwater Symposium on October 30, 2014. This event will convene representatives from public works, planning, water and parks departments, engineering firms, regulatory agencies and nonprofit organizations to reflect upon the history and future of stormwater management efforts in the Greater Kansas City area. REGISTER and learn more»