Henderson Water Utility

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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

Friday February 5th, 2016 - 8:03 pm

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
HENDERSON WATER UTILITY
HENDERSON, KENTUCKY

Addenda No. 2 and No. 3 are available for: Conical Clarifier Painting at the South Water Treatment Plant.

Details at tinyurl.com/hwu-bids
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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:

Wastewater
Stormwater


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Friday February 5th, 2016 - 8:03 pm

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
HENDERSON WATER UTILITY
HENDERSON, KENTUCKY

Addenda No. 2 and No. 3 are available for: Conical Clarifier Painting at the South Water Treatment Plant.

Details at tinyurl.com/hwu-bids
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Thursday February 4th, 2016 - 5:14 pm

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
HENDERSON WATER UTILITY
HENDERSON, KENTUCKY

Thirteen photos have been added that show the condition of the existing facility.

Details are available at tinyurl.com/hwu-bids

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Previously (01-14-2016)

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
HENDERSON WATER UTILITY
HENDERSON, KENTUCKY

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NOTE: Corrected “Liquidated Damages” amount of $500 per calendar day (below).
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Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Water System Improvements for the Henderson Water Utility will be received at the Henderson Water Utility Administrative Office located at 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, Kentucky 42420 until 1:30 p.m. Local Time, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, and then at said time and place will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids being mailed should be sent to Tom Williams, P.E., General Manager, Henderson Water Utility, Administrative Offices, 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, Kentucky 42420, and the bidder shall be responsible for timely delivery.

The work involved is in one (1) contract and consists of the following generally described work:

CONTRACT 15-06
PAINTING OF THE SOUTH WATER TREATMENT PLANT
CONICAL CLARIFIERS AND ASSOCIATED PIPING

• The work to be performed under this Contract includes cleaning the Conical Clarifiers and Associated Piping, both interior and exterior, making certain repairs, recoating the steel surfaces, and other miscellaneous work as described in the Detailed Specifications.

The allotted time for construction of this Contract is 60 calendar days. Liquidated damages for non-completion are $500 per calendar day.

General contractors shall meet the following pre-qualification requirements to be eligible to bid on this contract:

1. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held for bidders at the Henderson Water Utility (HWU) Administrative Offices, 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, Kentucky on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Local Time and must be attended by representatives of each prospective bidder. Pre-qualification information required herein shall be submitted at this meeting.

2. The prospective bidder shall provide evidence of general ability to perform similar work in a timely manner by submitting the project name, scope of work, allowed and actual time of completion, and a contact person for three previous projects of this general nature constructed within the past ten (10) years. Alternatively, the prospective bidder shall list previous, specific experience on projects completed for the Henderson Water Utility in the past ten (10) years.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

Henderson Water Utility, 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, KY 42420
J. R. Wauford & Company, Consulting Engineers, Inc., 2835 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214

Builders Exchange of Kentucky, Inc., 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY 40218

Builders Exchange of Tennessee, 2322 Winford Ave., Nashville, TN 37211

CMD, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Suite 100, Norcross, GA 30092

DODGE Data & Analytics at their website www.construction.com

iSqFt – Kentucky Region, 4500 Lake Forest Dr., Suite 502, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Nashville Contractors Association, 7430 Burleson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Copies of the Detailed Specifications, Bid Documents and Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of J. R. Wauford & Company, Consulting Engineers, Inc. located at P. O. Box 140350, 2835 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 upon a non-refundable payment of $100.00 for each set. Inquiries should be directed to the project manager, Stephen C. Lee, P.E., (615) 883-3243, Fax (615) 391-3710, stephenl@jrwauford.com .

The successful bidder or bidders shall be required to furnish both an acceptable performance bond and payment bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price.

Bid bond, County Occupational License, and other requirements apply to bidders. The successful bidder or bidders shall be required to furnish both an acceptable performance bond and payment bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive informalities, and to negotiate with the apparent qualified best bidder or bidders to such extent as may be necessary.

No bidder may withdraw his bid for 90 days, while the Owner considers the bids. Mutually agreed upon time extensions may be made if necessary.

HENDERSON WATER UTILITY
HENDERSON, KENTUCKY
/s/

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Tom Williams, P.E.
General Manager
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Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 - 11:45 am

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.

Is Henderson’s 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.

When lead and copper regulations became effective around 25 years ago, HWU began to remove all old lead service lines we could find. However, there are occasions when we discover older lead service lines that were not indicated in any of our records. When these lines are discovered, they are immediately and completely replaced.

If you suspect your home might have a lead service line, contact HWU at 270-826-2824 about working together to replace the lines.

Read more about lead and copper in drinking water at www.hkywater.org .
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Thursday January 28th, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Pad Mount Transformer Project

A TABULATION showing submitted bids has been posted on our website

tinyurl.com/hwu-bids

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Previously (01-06-2016)
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Henderson Water Utility
South Water Treatment Plant
Pad Mount Transformer Project

Description of Work: The Henderson Water Utility (Owner) hereby gives notice that separate, sealed bids will be received for the installation of a Pad Mount Transformer, including selective demolition, foundation, concrete, and electrical work. HWU will procure the transformer separately.

BID OPENING: Sealed Bids will be received until 1:30 p.m., Local Time on 27 January 2016, 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: Bidding Documents are on file for inspection and may be obtained at the offices of HWU, at the address listed above, during regular business hours, or access the HWU Bids Page at this link: tinyurl.com/hwu-bids

Questions regarding the Bid Documents and Plans should be directed to Kathy Ambrose, Purchasing Director, at the address listed above, during regular business hours. Telephone: 270.869.6609.

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

BID REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE/WITHDRAWAL: The Owner reserves the rights 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 January 28th, 2016 - 8:41 am

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Henderson Water Utility Purchase of Materials
For North Main Street Pressure Zone Project

Description of Work: The Henderson Water Utility (Owner) hereby gives notice that separate, sealed bids will be received for the acquisition and delivery of materials for a potable water line project to serve the North Main Street Pressure Zone.

BID OPENING: Sealed Bids will be received until 1:30 p.m., Local Time on 17 February 2016, 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: Bidding Documents are on file for inspection and may be obtained at the offices of HWU, at the address listed above, during regular business hours, or access the HWU Bids Page at this link: tinyurl.com/hwu-bids

Questions regarding the Bid Documents and Plans should be directed to Kathy Ambrose, Purchasing Manager, at the address listed above, during regular business hours. Telephone: 270.869.6609.

LEGAL PROVISIONS: Bids shall include all required submittals 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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