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Tap Water is the Clear Choice for Healthy Living

Posted on May 10, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water celebrates Drinking Water Week by focusing on the role tap water plays in healthy living.

Water has zero calories, no caffeine and it’s ready to drink straight from your tap.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water helps your body:

  • Keep your temperature normal
  • Lubricate and cushion joints
  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
  • Get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements

The benefits of tap water don’t stop there. Water energizes muscles. It helps keep your skin looking good and your kidneys in good working order. Water relieves fatigue, improves your mood, and can even help prevent bad breath.

KC Water knows water is life. Each day we have the ability to produce more than 90 million gallons of safe, reliable, and great-tasting tap water. We deliver that water to the homes, schools and businesses of Kansas City through 2800 miles of water main.

KC Water invests in this system by:

  • Replacing 28 miles, or 1 percent of the 2,800-mile water main system, annually.
  • Exercising and replacing when necessary the system’s 35,000 water main valves.
  • Rehabilitating or replacing the system’s 23,000 fire hydrants.

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week, a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.

For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, 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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