As a not-for-profit public utility, the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has provided safe, dependable water and electric services in Kansas City, Kansas, for more than 100 years. Today, BPU services 65,000 electric customers and 51,000 water customers, over approximately a 130 square mile area. BPU’s primary focus has always been, and remains, the satisfaction of its customers and a commitment to the quality of life in the communities it serves. This has allowed BPU to be recognized as one of the top public utilities in the country.
Every day, you turn it on and turn it off. You expect it to work, and thanks to BPU, it does! Our award-winning electric system includes two active power stations, 29 substations, and 3,000 miles of electric lines. BPU also utilizes hydroelectric, wind and landfill-gas capabilities in its power generation mix.
We are proud to offer dependable and reliable electric service to every household and business in our community at some of the most competitive rates in the nation. We’re committed to the neighborhoods that we serve and work hard to maintain your satisfaction through stable and reliable service.
Water is something many take for granted. But the fact is clean water is an essential part of everyday life in our community. That’s why BPU takes its water purification, storage and distribution very seriously. Our mission is to have available upon demand, to all our customers, good quality water and to provide that water in the most efficient manner possible. The utility’s state-of-the-art collector well and treatment plant provides up to 45 million gallons of clean water, which is delivered daily to households and businesses throughout our community. Another 24 million gallons are kept in reserve for emergency situations.
Water quality testing is carefully administered to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act as well as all state and local regulations. BPU works hard to ensure that the quality, award-winning water its customers receive today is available for generations to come.