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KC Water’s Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant Without Power

Posted on July 21, 2021

(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water’s Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant lost power during overnight storms.  This means the plant cannot treat wastewater and is currently discharging untreated wastewater into the Blue River.  Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.

The Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 7300 Hawthorne Road is Kansas City’s largest wastewater treatment plant. The plant treats more than half of Kansas City’s wastewater.

For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Communications and Outreach Manager, at or 816-513-0284.


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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