Nearman Water Treatment Plant
Kansas City, Kansas

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) serves 51,000 water customers in a service area of more than 150 square miles across Kansas City, Kansas, Edwardsville, southern Leavenworth County, parts of Bonner Springs, and a small section of Johnson County.

The state-of-the-art water system includes a water treatment facility at Nearman, four pump stations, 1,004 miles of water pipes, and the nation’s two largest horizontal collector wells that gather water from deep below the Missouri River. The collectors are capable of bringing in 54 million gallons per day of raw water from a 135 feet deep underground aquifer.

AOG provided field inspections and geotechnical testing for the initial project, the 2016 upgrades, and during the addition of a four-million gallon in-ground reservoir tank to improve storage capacity at the plant. The upgrades were awarded a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.

Lab Tests and Inspections:

  • Soil Verification
  • Compaction Testing of Soil
  • Reinforcing Steel Inspection
  • Concrete Testing and Inspection

Project Partners:


*Photos courtesy of BPU

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