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KC Water Sends a Thank You Message to Essential Workers

Posted on April 15, 2020

(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water would like to take this time to thank the essential workers of KC Water and all essential workers who report to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

One thing remains certain, through this difficult time, the work must continue for utility, health care, fire and public safety workers.

KC Water treats over 90 million gallons of water nearly every day and delivers it to Kansas City and surrounding communities via 2,800 miles of pipeline and it all begins at the Missouri River. The KC Water employees who start their jobs every morning understand how valuable their work is to the community. Each job serves a purpose from the moment the water is removed from the river to when our associates safely return it back to the river.

“I salute and thank all of our workers who continue to provide quality water services. We are a team and I appreciate everyone’s dedication. We will continue the work that is needed and make changes as necessary to safeguard everyone’s health and well-being,” said KC Water Director Terry Leeds.

We keep our employees safe by encouraging everyone to follow social distancing guidelines, providing PPE for our employees, and sanitizing work spaces. We also sanitize our vehicles before each shift. While KC Water understands the challenges of staying home during the Stay At Home order, continuing the infrastructure work is critical. Employees are needed to operate and maintain drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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