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Sewer Bond Authorization

Kansas City, Mo., voters on April 5, 2022, authorized the City Council to issue sanitary sewer revenue bonds in the principal amount of $750 million for the purpose of rehabilitating, expanding and improving of the City’s sanitary sewer system.

The City Council will issue bonds over the next several years as KC Water executes a long-range capital improvement program to maintain and repair aging sewer plants, pumps, equipment and pipelines; to fulfill the City’s obligations under a 2010 federal consent decree to reduce wastewater overflows into streams and rivers; and to upgrade and expand the City’s sewer system to meet current and new federal and state regulations designed to protect streams and rivers from pollution.

Below is information about sewer bonds authorized on April 5.

Six Things to Know About Sewer Bonds
Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of Sewer Bonds  (9:23 video)

Among current major projects that will improve sewer service for every customer:

  • KC Water’s Smart Sewer program is a multidecade infrastructure investment to make sure sewer systems continue to work reliably and effectively. The program addresses systemwide overflow control challenges in a way that protects the community and restores this vital piece of Kansas City’s infrastructure. More information at www.kcsmartsewer.us.
  • KC Water’s aging Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant, 7300 Hawthorne Road near Interstate 435 and Front Street, is undergoing a makeover that will reduce adverse environmental impacts and recycle human and domestic waste into useful biosolids and biogas. More information at www.blueriverbiosolids.com.
Want to know more?

More information about the Wastewater Utility can be found at www.kcwater.us/about-us/wastewater

Still have questions? Send an email to water.communications@kcmo.org. A response will be sent during normal business hours.

KC Water also is available for presentations to neighborhood, community, business, civic or church groups. Send an email to water.communications@kcmo.org or call 815-513-0234 to schedule.