(Kansas City, MO) – KC Water released the 2019 Water Quality Report this week. The report which can be found online here, provides an easy to understand overview of Kansas City’s high quality water. KC Water proudly serves more than 170,000 residential and commercial customers, and 32 wholesale customers in the greater Kansas City area.
The report states that KC Water had no reported water quality violations in 2018, based upon tens of thousands of tests taken on water samples drawn from throughout the system. As required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, water utilities must provide customers with an annual water quality report, also called a Consumer Confidence Report, which identifies the quality of local drinking water and which, if any, contaminants are detected.
KC Water is proud to provide the highest-quality water services to support the health and well-being of our community. For more information about water quality, click here.
“Drinking Water Week is the perfect time to remind people just how great our water is. Transparency is key. When people see the data and look at water supply issues in other cities, they understand how fortunate Kansas City is to have quality water coming straight from the tap,” said KC Water Director, Terry Leeds.
Members of the public may obtain a printed copy of the Water Quality Report by calling 816-513-1313 or dialing 311; or by requesting a copy by mail to Customer Service, KC Water, 4800 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO 64130.
About Drinking Water Week:
For more than 40 years, American Water Works Association (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 daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.
For more information, contact Heather Frierson, KC Water Media Relations Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-513-0280, cell: 816-674-0211
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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.