Going Big on Infrastructure

In the quest to eliminate overflows, KC Water invests billions in wastewater system improvements.

Going Big on Infrastructure

The primary goal of the Smart Sewer Program is to treat 77% of combined sewer overflows by 2035 and 85% by 2040. The utility has already spent about a billion dollars in the first 12 years of the project, and 51 more projects worth about $225 million in contracts will begin this year.

KC Water is in the midst of orchestrating a roughly $2.3 billion, 30-year makeover of the sewer infrastructure in Kansas City, Missouri — a massive project that includes a new biosolids processing facility that will be the first of its kind in the Midwest.

The project, called the...

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