City kicks off campaign for water bonds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Protect our city's water: that's the message from city officials on a bond issue up for vote next month.

The $500 million in bonds would go to upgrading and replacing the aging water system. The city maintains 2,800 miles of pipe that provides water for half a million residents.

Mayor Sly James said while it's not the most interesting topic, it's an important one.

“It's a good thing it's not the burning issue of the day. That means every time you are turning on your faucet you are still getting the good quality, affordable drinking water this city has been known for," Mayor James said.

The bond vote is April 8. The city stresses taxes will not go up because of the bonds and water rates will stay about the same.

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