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Changing landscape around the site

Changing landscape around the site

Due to the implementation of the new Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP), the smokestack that has been a fixture on the Blue River Campus for decades will no longer be needed. Although it wasn’t visible from the outside, the demolition of the smokestack began May 2021...

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New facility will eliminate use of incinerators to burn waste

New facility will eliminate use of incinerators to burn waste

Kansas City is known for sports, barbecue, and music. Now, you can add resource recovery. KC Water is building a new resource facility to process wastewater and turn it into valuable biosolids. The process is called thermal hydrolysis. It’s similar to how a pressure...

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KC Water celebrates the construction of a new waste recovery system

KC Water celebrates the construction of a new waste recovery system

KC Water has started construction on a new renewable resource facility, the Blue River Biosolids Improvements Facility. This new $150 million facility will be better for the environment by eliminating the use of incinerators to process waste as well as providing a reusable resource. When completed in 2024 it will be the largest facility in the Midwest and one of only nine in the United States.

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