• The illuminated Kansas City skyline at night.
  • A group of children playing tug-of-war.
  • A street corner at dusk. The buildings are mostly glass and shine with light.
  • A man repairing a powerline from a lift.
  • A brightly lit cityscape. The highway in the foreground has white and red lines from long exposure of car headlights.
  • The Legends 14 movie theater, brightly lit. To its left is a fountain with lights shining under the streams of water.
  • Children's Mercy Park stadium full for a Sporting KC soccer game.
  • The front of a building illuminated in streetlights.
  • Two men looking at a computer.
  • A power plant that overlooks a pond.

The Power Of Community

Welcome to BPU

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.

  • KCK Mayor David Alvey Named Chair of APPA’s Policy Makers Council

    David Alvey, Mayor/CEO Unified Government Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, has been named chair of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Policy Makers Council (PMC). The council, which is comprised of 45 elected or appointed governing officials from communities across the country, assist APPA in its advocacy efforts before Congress on issues of critical importance to the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities.

    August 1, 2019
  • BPU’s Water Program Receives National Award for Ten years of Outstanding Performance

    The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has received the “10-Year Directors Award” from the Partnership for Safe Water; a program developed by EPA, AWWA, and associated Partner organizations to guide water suppliers toward improving water quality by optimizing system operations. BPU was presented this award for successfully maintaining the program’s Directors Award level of performance for a 10-year period. The Directors Award was originally achieved by completing the Self-Assessment and Peer Review phase of the Partnership program, a phase which includes comprehensive evaluation of treatment plant operations and performance, identification of performance limiting factors, and the development of action plans to achieve optimization.

    July 31, 2019
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