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KC Water Receives NACWA National Environmental Achievement Award

Posted on February 11, 2020

(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 “Imagine a Day without Water” that highlights the value of water during the national campaign day, ‘Imagine a Day without Water’.

“Thank you NACWA for this recognition. Our employees here at KC Water take pride in providing quality water service to our customers every day. The video was a way for others to think about how important water is in our lives and that we shouldn’t take it for granted,” said KC Water Director, Terry Leeds.

The National Environmental Achievement Award program recognizes individuals and NACWA member agencies that have outstanding contributions to environmental protections and the clean water community.

The winners of the 2020 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) were honored at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Winter Conference, held in Atlanta, GA February 4-7, 2020. The NEAA Program recognizes individuals and NACWA member public clean water utilities that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection, their communities, ratepayers and the water sector.

“These NACWA members continue to act as forward-thinking stewards of the environment, ensuring compliance with the Clean Water Act while also displaying unparalleled dedication and commitment to serving their ratepayers. Congratulations!” said Adam Krantz, the CEO of NACWA

For more information contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator, at 816-513-0280, cell 816-674-0211.


KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.

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