(Kansas City, Mo.) – Today KC Water released an annual report entitled “2017 Water Quality Report: Delivering High Quality Water To Your Tap.” The report, which can be found online at www.kcwaterservices.org/wqr, provides an easy-to-understand overview of Kansas City’s high-quality and great-tasting drinking water.
“We often take for granted life’s most precious resource and the lifeblood of our community – safe and reliable drinking water. This is Drinking Water Week, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate Kansas City’s high-quality and great-tasting tap water,” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Director. “We’re committed to providing Kansas City with the best drinking water in the nation, now, and for generations to come.”
While the more than 2,800 miles of pipeline that deliver safe and reliable drinking water right to Kansas Citians’ taps is often overlooked, it is an intricate system that KC Water has operated for more than 125 years. KC Water proudly serves more than 170,000 Kansas City residential and commercial customers, and 32 wholesale customers in the greater Kansas City area. In 2015, KC Water produced an average of 96 million gallons of drinking water per day, enough water to fill approximately 145 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day. To ensure product quality and protect public health, KC Water regularly checks for more than 290 constituents, far more than required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The water quality report is the result of more than 164,000 tests conducted each year on more than 19,000 water samples. To learn more about Kansas City’s high-quality and great-tasting tap water, please visit www.kcwaterservices.org/water-quality.
About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association 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.
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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.