Infrastructure Week – May 14-21, 2018 – is a week-long series of events raising awareness about why it is #TimeToBuild better infrastructurePosted on May 16, 2018
(Kansas City, Mo.) – Today, KC Water announced its participation in the national advocacy and educational event, Infrastructure Week. Across the country, hundreds of businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and more will come together spread the message about why it is #TimeToBuild.
For FY19, KC Water will invest more than $320 million in Kansas City’s infrastructure. That work includes miles of new water mains, improvements to water and wastewater treatment, replacement of water valves, and rehabilitation of sewer lines.
“Every year we invest tens of millions of dollars into Kansas City’s water infrastructure. We make strategic, data-driven decisions about repairing, rehabilitating, and replacing the water, wastewater, and stormwater lines that are underneath our city.” said KC Water Director Terry Leeds.
“We are thrilled that KC Water is joining Infrastructure Week. The dire state of America’s infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues facing us as a nation, and the benefits of a stronger, better infrastructure system will be far-reaching and long-lasting,” said Zach Schafer, director of Infrastructure Week. “During Infrastructure Week, we bring together the public and private sector to encourage lawmakers to highlight innovation and leadership, think long-term, and invest in infrastructure at the federal, state and local level.”
For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.513.0284.
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.