The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) now offers text message alerts to their customers.  BPU will text customers about electric and water outages, billing and payment information, possible water leaks and scheduled maintenance notifications. Customers who have provided their cell phone number on their account will automatically be enrolled into the new feature. If the number on file needs to be updated or is incorrect, BPU advises customers to call 913-573-9190 and make changes. All BPU text alerts will be received from 844-843-3500.  BPU recommends customers save the number as “BPU Texting.”