(Kansas City, Mo.) – This week KC Water joined more than 50 exhibitors at Bartle Hall to introduce middle and high school students to careers in public service.
Leaders from the city of Kansas City, Missouri; Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas hosted the event. The goal was to introduce students to jobs that are projected to be in high demand over the next five to 10 years.
KC Water set up a mobile chemistry lab with Dr. H2O, leak inspection equipment, clean drinking water demonstration, a new fire hydrant, transmission truck, and the new street sweeper truck. Students got a glimpse of careers in chemistry and engineering. They also learned what it takes to get clean water from the Missouri River to their faucet.
Other exhibits included police, fire, health, human services, administration, parks and recreation, and public works.
More than 3,200 middle and high school students from around the region attended.
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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.