Henderson Water Utility

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A note from Tom Williams, General Manager, Henderson Water utility:

I’m happy to announce that William L. “Buzzy” Newman, Jr., will be joining the Henderson Water Utility as our new Director of Field Operations, replacing Rodney Michael.  Buzzy will start here around May 1, 2017, so we can have a few months of overlap prior to Rodney’s retirement on 31 July.

Buzzy and I have worked together on many projects over the years, from current City/HWU joint ventures, all the way back to working together in our kids’ soccer league when we started using Newman Park and were moving goals and bleachers late on Friday night before the season started on Saturday morning.  Those kids are all grown now, so that’s been a while.  Thorough all the years we’ve known each other, I’ve found Buzzy to be honest, straightforward and dependable, and I don’t know of anyone who does a better job in dealing with the public.  Looking forward to working with him in this new capacity.

I think we’ll be well-served by this hire, and hope you’ll join me in welcoming Buzzy to our HWU family with our usual hospitality.

William L. “Buzzy” Newman, Jr.

Local agencies train for rescues
HFD, water department practice confined space retrieval in manhole

A feature article about confined space training appeared in The Gleaner on February 16, 2017.  Read the Gleaner article HERE.

BETH SMITH/ THE GLEANER HFD confined space rescue training with HWU at a manhole on Third Street.

HWU, in conjunction with the Henderson Fire Department, conducted a Confined Space Training class on February 14 and 15, 2017.  A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.  Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.  HWU personnel frequently need to enter manholes that are considered to be “confined spaces”.

The hazards associated confined spaces include:

  • Toxic Atmosphere.  A toxic atmosphere may cause various acute effects, including impairment of judgement, unconsciousness and death
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Oxygen Enrichment
  • Flammable or Explosive Atmosphere
  • Flowing Liquid or Free Flowing Solids
  • Excessive Heat

Everyone who participated in the training agreed that it was a valuable learning experience, and that additional training sessions should be conducted at regular intervals.

A feature article about confined space training appeared in The Gleaner on February 16, 2017.  Read the Gleaner article HERE.


Technical Manual for Potable Water Facilities

HWU technical and engineering staff has revised and rewritten their Technical Manual for Potable Water Facilities.  This is the first revision since 2004, and these standards are used for new construction, development and repairs.  Details are available here.

Potable Water Technical Standards


2016 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS
for both the North and South Water Treatment Plants

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NORTH Water Treatment Plant
Serving the City of Henderson
and portions of Henderson County

2016 Henderson Water Utility North annual water quality report is available.

This report contains important information about your drinking water.

Please go to www.hkywater.org/ccr/north.pdf to view your 2016 annual water quality report or to request a paper copy call 270-826-2421.

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SOUTH Water Treatment Plant
Serving the City of Sebree, Beech Grove,
and portions of Henderson County

2016 Henderson Water Utility South annual water quality report is available.

This report contains important information about your drinking water.

Please go to www.hkywater.org/ccr/south.pdf to view your 2016 annual water quality report or to request a paper copy call 270-826-2421.


Strategic Plan for Capital Spending

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HWU’s Strategic Plan for Capital Spending has been updated.  Read the May 2016 update here.

Older versions for comparison are also available.

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Strategic Plan for Capital Spending

 Lead and Copper In Your Drinking Water

Henderson Water Utility (HWU) takes its role in safeguarding the public health very seriously.  We also take a lot of pride in producing and delivering to you high quality water that you can be confident in.  HWU is paying close attention to the developing water quality problem in Flint, Michigan.  Our thoughts are with all those who are struggling without access to safe and reliable water in their homes.  No one should have to question the safety of water at the tap.

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As your water provider, we would like to take this opportunity to answer a few of the main questions and concerns that you might have about lead and copper in your drinking water.

Is My Water Safe?

The drinking water that HWU produces and sends throughout its network of water mains is safe, with levels of lead and copper that are extremely low.  However, if a water customer has old lead service lines running between the water main in the street and the home, or has old lead plumbing inside the home, then it is possible that unsafe levels of lead might be present in the water supply.

Read more about Lead and Copper In Your Drinking Water


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Friday April 28th, 2017 - 9:32 am

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 Henderson Water Utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city.

The hydrant flushing will begin at 6 a.m. Monday and continue until the entire system has been flushed. Utility crews will be flushing hydrants around the clock until the process is complete, which is expected to be by the end of the day Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Customers might experience a temporary decrease in water pressure. Customers with questions or concerns may call 270-826-2824.

The utility flushes hydrants every May and October as recommended by the Kentucky Division of Water to maintain water quality. Crews measure the amount of chlorine in the water to be sure it is safe to drink, and to be sure freshly chlorinated water is distributed throughout the system.

This hydrant flushing is separate from that done by the Henderson Fire Department, which flow-tests 20 percent of hydrants every spring or early summer to document water pressure and determine if they have sufficient water for fire protection within the city.

Fire Department results are provided to the Insurance Services Office, to help calculate the fire protection rating for the city of Henderson.
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Welcome to Henderson Water Utility’s Website.  This site contains information about Henderson, Kentucky’s Henderson Water Utility, the services we offer, and other information of interest to the community.

The Water and Sewer Commission meetings are normally held at the Bobby Gish Administrative Building located at 111 Fifth Street on the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. local time.  Please call 270-826-2421 if you have any questions concerning the meetings.

Henderson is a “Combined Sewer System” community.  In the older parts of the city, we have combined sewers that channel both sanitary and stormwater to the wastewater treatment plant when it rains.  In newer parts of the city, we have a separate storm sewer system.

Learn more about Henderson’s Combined Sewer System

Learn more about Henderson’s Separate Sewer System:

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Friday April 28th, 2017 - 9:32 am

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 Henderson Water Utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city.

The hydrant flushing will begin at 6 a.m. Monday and continue until the entire system has been flushed. Utility crews will be flushing hydrants around the clock until the process is complete, which is expected to be by the end of the day Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Customers might experience a temporary decrease in water pressure. Customers with questions or concerns may call 270-826-2824.

The utility flushes hydrants every May and October as recommended by the Kentucky Division of Water to maintain water quality. Crews measure the amount of chlorine in the water to be sure it is safe to drink, and to be sure freshly chlorinated water is distributed throughout the system.

This hydrant flushing is separate from that done by the Henderson Fire Department, which flow-tests 20 percent of hydrants every spring or early summer to document water pressure and determine if they have sufficient water for fire protection within the city.

Fire Department results are provided to the Insurance Services Office, to help calculate the fire protection rating for the city of Henderson.
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Monday April 24th, 2017 - 11:49 am

Employment Opportunity

HWU Utility System Worker I

The Civil Service Commission of the City of Henderson will hold an examination for the position of Utility System Worker I for the Henderson Water Utility at 5:30 PM, Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Photo identification will be required to enter the exam.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license with no DUI convictions within the previous 5 years. Required to possess and maintain a valid CDL including appropriate endorsements or be able to obtain within 9 months of hire date. Experience and/or training involving equipment operation, construction labor, or maintenance work on utility lines is desired.

Applicants will be required to undergo and pass a drug test, alcohol screening and physical prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment, if hired.

$13.08 per hour plus benefits.

A copy of your driver’s license must be submitted with your application. Applications available from Human Resources or online www.cityofhendersonky.org and are due no later than 4:30 PM 5/2/17. If you have an application on file and you wish to take the exam, you must call Human Resources at 831-4983 by 4:30 PM 5/2/17. Applicants with disabilities must advise Human Resources if reasonable accommodation to test is required and documentation must accompany the request.

EOE/M/F/V/H/D

www.cityofhendersonky.org/Jobs.aspx?JobID=HWU-Utility-System-Worker-I-36
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Friday April 21st, 2017 - 1:46 pm

DI FITTINGS & ACCESSORY PACKS INVENTORY
And
SEWER PIPE & FITTINGS INVENTORY
(Items purchased on an as needed basis)

A TABULATION showing submitted bids has been posted on our website

tinyurl.com/hwu-bids
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Monday April 17th, 2017 - 10:29 am

Henderson Water Utility College Tank Rehabilitation Project

A TABULATION showing submitted bids has been posted on our website

tinyurl.com/hwu-bids

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Previously (03-15-2017)

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Henderson Water Utility College Tank Rehabilitation Project

Description of Work: The Henderson Water Utility (Owner) hereby gives notice that separate, sealed bids will be received for the project to paint and renovate the 500,000-gallon elevated College Water Storage Tank. The Work includes cleaning the tank interior and exterior using blast cleaning methods, making repairs, recoating the tank, new security fencing, and other miscellaneous work as described in the detailed specifications.

BID OPENING: Sealed Bids will be received until 1:30 p.m., Local Time on 12 April 2017, in the offices of the Henderson Water Utility (HWU), 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, Kentucky, 42420. After the official bid closing time, the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Complete digital Project Bidding Documents are available at www.strand.com or at www.questcdn.com . Download the digital Bidding Documents for $30 by inputting Quest project number 4906795 on Quest’s Project Search page.

Bidding Documents may be reviewed and paper copies may be obtained from the Issuing Office, Strand Associates, Inc., 325 West Main Street, Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 583-7020. A nonrefundable fee of $100 will be required (shipping and handling fees included). Overnight mailing of Bidding Documents will not be provided.

Inquiries should be directed to the project manager, Andrew Esarey, P.E., (502) 583.7020, Ext. 2420, or Andrew.Esarey@strand.com .

LEGAL PROVISIONS: Bid submittals shall include all required items as identified in the Bid Documents.

BID REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE/WITHDRAWAL: The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, waive informalities in bidding, or to accept the Bid or Bids which best serve the interests of the Owner.

Tom Williams, P.E.
General Manager
Henderson Water Utility
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Thursday April 13th, 2017 - 4:11 pm

The April 17, 2017 Water and Sewer Commission Meeting agenda (in PDF format) is available on the HWU website at this link:

tinyurl.com/HWU-Board-Agenda

The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobby Gish Administrative Building located at 111 Fifth Street in Henderson.
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