The Mid-America Regional Council works to keep waterways clean and improve water quality in our region through education, outreach, studies and grant opportunities. 

Water Quality


Whether it is flowing from your faucet, or into the storm drain, all water matters. MARC's dedicated water quality website includes facts, statistics and animations dedicated to keeping our regional water systems clean.

Water Programs and Information

Kansas City skyline from a distance with the Missouri River in the foreground

Water Educational Materials and Resources

MARC's Regional Water Quality Education Program raises public awareness about watershed issues and water quality in the Kansas City region. 

Group cleaning up a waterway as part of a grant project

Funding Opportunities

Annual grant opportunities are available to implement educational activities, events or projects designed to promote actions that will improve water quality.

An example of a stormwater retention area along Troost

Stormwater Best Practices

Evolution in stormwater practices, technology, data and modeling have led to an initiative to update local stormwater standards to manage risk, enhance value for all, and steward natural ecosystems.