Topeka gets $485,000 from EPA for new park

Topeka has been awarded $485,000 in federal money to extend drinking water and sewer service to the city's new Kanza Fire Commerce Park, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.

The money will partially fund the construction of the $3.2 million project, which is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012.

The drinking water project will include approximately 9,500 feet of 18-inch line, 925 feet of 24-inch line and four fire hydrants.

The sanitary sewer project will include 3,375 feet of 18-inch pipe, 2,1000 feet of 15-inch pipe and 13 manholes.