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Our Community


Dedicated to the community. Committed to you.

Our dedication and commitment go beyond just providing reliable power and clean water. They include making the area where we live a better place to live. Because Wyandotte County is our home, too. And our promise to you is to keep serving, supporting and growing this community in everything we do.

Watch our Power of Community video to learn more about our promise to you.

  • BPU Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider
  • BPU’s Water Program Receives National Award for 10 years of Outstanding Performance
  • BPU Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Kansas City Board of Public Utilities and the Unified Government Partner with Homeserve USA.
  • BPU Partners with School Districts to Promote Environmental Responsibility and Science.
  • Popular BPU Summer Youth Program Stays Winning.
The Power of Community
Power of Community

[Narrator] This isn’t a truck.

Lineman walking slowly toward his utility truck, opens the door, which shows the BPU logo, and gets inside.

[Narrator] This...is a promise. This is a promise from the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities to the 165,000 folks who call Kansas City, Kansas home.

The transparent letters B P U come on the screen and enlarge to show the area of Kansas City, Kansas.

Close-up of lineman’s face. Then showing him going past various points of interest.

[Narrator] From Argentine to Piper, Strawberry Hill to Rosedale, and all points in between, this truck is our promise to deliver dependable power and clean water to Wyandotte County.

Lineman driving through town, going past various buildings that BPU services.

[Narrator] It’s a promise we’ve made to over 60,000 homes and offices. And a promise kept over a million times a day.

Lineman putting on protective gloves, helmet and harness and going up to check lines. Worker on ground is stabilizing a pole.

[Narrator] When you hit the switch, your lights come on, and when you turn the faucet, the water flows. This truck is a promise kept as water from the Missouri River Aquifer enters BPU’s Nearman Water Treatment Plant.

Shows Missouri River with bridge in the distance. Fifteen gauges are hanging on the wall.

[Narrator] This state-of-the-art facility treats and then dispenses fresh water that exceeds every federal and state standard.

Service man filling out form.

[Narrator] And then delivers that water through over a thousand miles of pipe at the rate of over 28 million gallons a day, every day of the year.

Clips of the front of the Nearman Water Treatment Plant scroll across the screen, followed by the water going through various pipes and sprays.

[Narrator] But BPU’s promise to Kansas City, Kansas is bigger than power and water.

Showing sports stadium.

[Narrator] This truck represents a promise to explore clean sources of energy to lessen the impact on our environment.

Several screens of windmills on the Kansas plains shown as a source of energy.

[Narrator] Efforts like wind farms, including Smoky Hill and our latest partnership with Tradewind Energy and Enal Green Power that will light over 108,000 homes without reliance of dwindling resources. In fact, initiatives like wind power and hydroelectric power have positioned KCK to run on 45% renewable resources in the year 2017.

Utility truck rounding a bend with beautiful trees on both sides. Wind power and hydroelectric power are powering Kansas City, Kansas with 45% renewable resources in 2017.

[Narrator] Finally, this truck is the promise to support our community.

Utility truck driving past lake with pier and lush green grass in the foreground.

[Narrator] BPU employees and associates donate thousands of dollars and hours of service to Wyandotte County organizations like The United Way. They’ve raised over half a million dollars for area children’s groups during their annual Golf Tournament.

Shows several employees wearing BPU badges, donating hours of service to make BPU great.

Sign in front of a putting hole showing Bubba Watson Driving Hole, BPU Charity Golf Tournament and the BPU logo, then pans to the beautiful golf course where they hold their annual Golf Tournament.

[Narrator] And the BPU Summer Youth Program provides grants that help create over 150 jobs for area youth every summer.

BPU Summer Youth Program creates jobs through: Volunteerism, Personal Donations, Corporate Donations, Area Sponsorships

[Narrator] We make these promises not because we’re your utility, but because we’re also your neighbors. We live here, we’re proud of it. And we’re committed to it.

Driver passes by man walking on the sidewalk in town. All BPU Employees live in Wyandotte County.

[Narrator] So the next time you see one of our trucks, remember it’s our promise to you. A promise we’ve made to our neighbors and friends. And a promise we’ve kept for over 100 years.

The driver gets out of his utility truck, gazes in the distance and is proud to be a part of BPU.

[Narrator] And that’s the power of community.

Screen pans to BPU logo.

Doing more for the community, each and every day.

Curious about how BPU is helping the community? Our involvement and support, beyond the typical electric and water utility responsibilities, take on many forms. From matching employee United Way donations to supporting a local children’s charity through the BPU Golf Tournament, we’re doing our part to better serve the area.

But it doesn’t stop there. We also help support Scouting, 4-H, annual school supply drives, and more. It’s a responsibility we take great pride in because it helps make the community a better place for all of us.

Click below to learn more about the ways BPU is helping Wyandotte County through the Power of Community.


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