Henderson Water Utility

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Strategic Plan for Capital Spending

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Wastewater
Stormwater

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

Spring Rains and Stormwater Drains

Henderson’s catch basins, or storm drains, on the side of the road funnel rainwater to Canoe Creek and to the Ohio River. With spring showers on the horizon, it is important to remember that pollutants and debris washed into these basins when it rains are not usually carried to one of Henderson’s treatment plants for cleaning, but instead are conveyed to a nearby waterway. Once in our creeks and rivers, chemicals, yard debris, litter and dirt can degrade the quality of the water we rely on for drinking water and recreation. Basins and drains clogged by debris also can lead to storm water flooding that creates safety hazards and costly property damage.

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Storm Drain (Catch Basin)

Remember these tips to help protect public health, property and the environment:

  • Sweep grass clippings, leaves and other debris off the street and away from storm drains.
  • Dispose of all waste properly in trash receptacles or recycling bins.
    Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly on your yard and landscaping.
  • Never dump, pour or wash oil, chemicals, paint, yard debris, trash or other substances down a storm drain.
  • When it snows, try to shovel ice and snow away from storm drains to maintain a clear opening.

Read more about how to help the environment and prevent localized flooding during spring rains here.


 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


Illicit Discharges
A Grate Concern

Illicit discharges include allowing non-stormwater liquids and solids to enter the Ohio River or Canoe Creek, whether by accidental or by devious means.  Sometimes the illicit discharges flow directly to our waterways.  Other times the liquids and solids  enter the river and creek through stormwater grates.  That’s why illicit discharges are a “grate” (great) concern.

The end result is damage to our environment.

Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about illicit discharges in Henderson.

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Click on the image above to watch the video

HWU Posts on Facebook

Thursday May 26th, 2016 - 11:44 am

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

The offices of Henderson Water Utility will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

HWU will respond to emergencies that happen during this period. Calls will be answered 24 hours, as is always the case. If you have a water or sewer emergency, please call (270) 826-2824.
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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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Thursday May 26th, 2016 - 11:44 am

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

The offices of Henderson Water Utility will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

HWU will respond to emergencies that happen during this period. Calls will be answered 24 hours, as is always the case. If you have a water or sewer emergency, please call (270) 826-2824.
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Thursday May 19th, 2016 - 2:16 pm

Updated Strategic Plan

We have updated our

Strategic Plan for Capital Spending
Water – Wastewater – Stormwater

This document is the second annual update of a Strategic Plan first adopted in June 2014. Our objective with these documents has been to develop a cost effective and environmentally sound strategy for improving the water, wastewater, and stormwater systems in the City of Henderson to accommodate existing needs and projected growth to the year 2025.

The roughly 10-year time frame was chosen to give some guidance to our efforts, with the realization that planning beyond about 3 years is of marginal value. We update this plan annually, prior to the budgeting process, in order to lay out a logical sequence of work that fits with the resources available

Read more about the HWU Strategic Plan on our website at
www.hkywater.org/governance/hwu-strategic-plan
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Thursday May 19th, 2016 - 10:42 am

SURPLUS ITEMS for Bid on GovDeals

The Henderson Water Utility has listed the following surplus items for public bid on the GovDeals auction site:

• 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Reg. Cab Long Bed 2WD
• Used Radios COM Brand
• 10 SEER HVAC Unit

HWU on GovDeals:
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Friday May 13th, 2016 - 4:46 pm

The May 16, 2016 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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Wednesday May 11th, 2016 - 6:56 pm

Riverwalk in front of water treatment plant is CLOSED 24/7 until further notice

The Riverwalk in front of Henderson Water Utility’s North Water Treatment Plant is closed to all pedestrian traffic 24/7, until treatment plant construction is completed. Walkers and runners can detour around the construction by way of Main Street, between Fifth and Sixth streets.

The Riverwalk will NOT reopen in evenings, as previously announced, but will remain closed around the clock.

The projected date of construction completion and Riverwalk reopening is May 20, 2016.
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