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KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility Closed Today Due to Weather Posted on February 20, 2018

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Due to weather conditions, KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility is closed.  The facility will reopen tomorrow.  Items may be dropped off on Thursday. For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, at brooke.givens@kcmo.org, 816-513-0284. ###  KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems,… Read more »

KC Water Receives NACWA National Environmental Achievement Award Posted on February 20, 2018

(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water recently received a National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). NACWA honored KC Water for its video “Don’t Flush The Wipes: A Horror Story.”  The 63-second video was produced to raise public awareness about why disposable wipes should be placed in the trashcan,… Read more »

KC Water Issues Wastewater Bonds at Low Rate Posted on February 5, 2018

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Last week KC Water issued wastewater revenue bonds at a low interest rate of 3.40 percent, which will enable KC Water to perform $180.227 million in vital wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout Kansas City. “KC Water continues to take advantage of low interest rates to fund vital infrastructure improvements,” said City Manager… Read more »

KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste Program Set a Record for 2017 Posted on January 18, 2018

  (Kansas City, Mo.) – 2017 was a record breaking year for KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste program.  Customers dropped off 1.6 million pounds of products such as cleaners, light bulbs, fuels, and batteries.  That’s an 11% increase over 2016. More than 10,000 local households used the free facility to safely dispose of anti-freeze, paint,… Read more »

KC Water Alerts Drivers to East 63rd Street Detour Due to Water Main Repairs Posted on January 5, 2018

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Drivers who use East 63rd Street, between the Kansas City Zoo and I-435, should prepare for delays and detours. After the morning rush hour on Monday, January 8th, work will begin to repair a leaking 36” water main that runs along and underneath portions of East 63rd Street.  Repairs to the… Read more »

KC Water Reminds Customers to Prepare Their Pipes for the Extreme Cold Posted on December 28, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Frigid temperatures have a grip on Kansas City. After you make sure your family and pets are prepared, take a look around your home.  The extreme cold can wreak havoc on your plumbing. Bill White, Utilities Supervisor for KC Water, says every year, freezing weather leads to frozen and broken pipes. … Read more »

KC Water Keeps an Eye on Local Creeks, Streams, & Rivers Posted on December 20, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Because the Missouri River is where Kansas City gets its drinking water, the health of local creeks and streams is vitally important to KC Water. Several times a year, KC Water Senior Environmental Officer Jing Tao and Environmental Compliance Officer Michael Radabaugh wade into local waters with containers and tools to… Read more »

KC Water Joins Local and Federal Leaders to Celebrate Final Stage of Enhanced Flood Protection for Southwest Boulevard Posted on December 18, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Protecting businesses and homes along Southwest Boulevard from flooding took another step forward.  On December 15th, local and federal leaders celebrated the start of the final phase of the Turkey Creek Flood Control Project.   “Turkey Creek flows through Kansas to the Kansas River but when heavy rains came, the flood… Read more »

KC Water Goes 300-Feet Underground To Take a Closer Look at 90-Year Old Tunnel Posted on December 6, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – Imagine digging a tunnel underneath the Missouri River with a pickaxe.   That’s how KC Water built its first tunnel to send treated water to homes and businesses south of the Missouri River.  That was in the 1920’s. Now, some 90 years later, an underwater camera shows just how well that crucial… Read more »

KC Water Receives Environmental Education Service Award Posted on November 17, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water’s community-wide work to educate students and customers about the importance of water quality continues to gain momentum and praise. KC Water recently received an Environmental Education Service Award from the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEAA). KC Water was praised for several initiatives, including creation of Journey of Stormwater: KC… Read more »

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