The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KCBPU) water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 65,000 electric and 51,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
In addition to KCBPU, there are other utilities that provide gas, phone, and cable service in the area. Please see the list below for more information.