KC Water: "Think before you flush"

Dec 1, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- If you want to know the city's dirtiest secrets, you can see (and smell) them at the Blue River Water Treatment plant.

The facility handles 70 to 80 percent of the city's sewage, filtering and cleaning it before it is pumped back downstream into the Missouri River.

Part of the process involves separating the solids that wash through the combined sewer system. That includes anything that washes into storm sewers, and anything flushed down toilets from hundreds of thousands of homes.


Carey Robinson, a superintendent with KC Water, has seen just about everything caught in the machines that rake it all out.

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