The journey from wastewater to clean water, at a glance

The journey from wastewater to clean water, at a glance

KC Water is responsible for more than just the clean water that flows into our homes and businesses. KC Water, also known as the City of Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department, is actually made up of three separate utilities: Water, providing clean water...
Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build: What’s the Difference?

Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build: What’s the Difference?

The Blue River Biosolids Facility is being delivered as a Design-Build project, rather than going through the traditional Design-Bid-Build process. So, what’s the difference? Every construction project has three phases: Planning, Design and Construction. Until...
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...
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...