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Harold S Buttenheim
Melvin P Hatcher
Edgar J Buttenheim
K K King
T R Tinsley
50% Expansion Doubles Capacity
Detailed description of the revamped and expanded water plant, with descriptions of the "original plant constructed in 1924-7" and improvements in 1941, with several photos.
Administrative Problems of Water Works in Wartime: Kansas City
Discussion of the "personnel difficulties encountered in the Water Department at Kansas City, Mo.," from the transition of the Pendergast machine in the late 1930s to the "reformed" city government of...
An Underground Journey
May 2, 2010
Article describing the work carried out by sewer maintenance workers and new technologies used by the Kansas City Water Services Department. One of Kansas City's first sewers was made of limestone quarried...
Aqua-Ammonia Savings at Kansas City
Description of the "bit of pioneering" by Kansas City's Water Department in substituting "aqua ammonia for ammonium sulphate for use with chlorine as the sterilizing agent in the treatment of its water...
Profiles of city officials involved in urban planning either through financing or organizing infrastructure improvements such as utilities, transportation, natural disaster prevention, parks, etc.
Confederate Military History Extended Edition
//1988 (1899 in first edition)
Biographical sketch of Major B. F. Jones, or Benjamin Jones, "for many years manager of the water works at Kansas City." He was born in Georgia in 1831 and came to Kansas City in 1875, engaged with the...
Council Proceedings: Mayor Names Fluoride Unit
August 10, 1964
Fluoride Unit organized to educate the public on fluoride's purpose of preventing tooth decay.
Emergency Sanitation Lessons from the 1951 Flood in Kansas
Extensive article about emergency sanitation factors at work during the 1951 flood, discussing utility outages, handling of refuse, disease control, and flood recovery.
Equitable Water Rates to Cover Operating Costs
Article about the analysis in part by the Civic Research Institute of the Water Department's price rates for users inside and outside the city.
Exec Hired for Water Woes
December 24, 2011
"Water main breaks set a record in 2011," nearly 1,700. The Kansas City Water Services Department hired Bill Downey as a program management consultant to address the problems.
Fluoride Devices Will Not Be Sold
Expensive machines for fluoridating the drinking water to be kept for possible future use.
High-Demand Restriction at Kansas City, Mo.
Study of Kansas City Water Department's unique water rate system, the first found of its kind, including "the impact of air-conditioning demands," with graphs.
How Kansas City, Mo., Sells Water to Its Suburbs
Article about the financial, institutional, and other structures of water supply to Kansas City suburbs.
Hydra-Hammer in Use
View of unidentified man operating an Ottawa Steel Products Inc. "Hydra-Hammer" belonging to the Kansas City, Missouri Water Department, working to widen 9th Street west of Main.
In Kansas City. ..Cast Iron Mains of the Original Water System Are Still in Good Condition
Full page ad with photo and illustration about the long-lasting quality of cast iron pipe used in the Kansas City Water Department's water pipes, first laid about 1874.
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Description of the new water works and the original works built in 1873.
Kansas City Balances Costs on New Trunk Line
Article about the construction of a "trunk-main" water line as an addition to the "distribution system" of the Water Department, with map and photos.
Kansas City Water Department
Photos, map, illustrations, history, and other information on the Kansas City Water Department and its various plants and other facilities and operations (including development of water purification starting...
Kansas City Water Department Building
Partial frontal view identified as old Water Department Building located at southeast corner of 2nd and Main.
Kansas City Water Improvements Meet Wartime Conditions
Photos and article about the Kansas City Water Department's system of water softening, experiencing improvement despite non-ideal conditions during the World War II effort, written with many details by...
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