Henderson Water Utility

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Fall Leaf Season in Henderson

Beginning in November, crews from the Public Works Department will vacuum leaves that have been raked down to the street.

Please place your leaves down near the street or edge of your lawn, but NOT OUT INTO THE STREET.  Leaves in the street can get into stormwater drains and cause problems like localized flooding.

You can also BAG your leaves, and place the bags near the street.  Henderson Water Utility no longer provides free leaf bags, but you can use your own.  The Public Works Department will collect all of your bagged leaves.

The City will vacuum up leaves and pick up filled bags until all of the leaves have been collected.  Call the Public Works Department at 270-831-1234 if you have any questions.

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Fall Leaf Program (YouTube video)

FREE Rain Barrel Workshop
Friday, November 18, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Moved to a NEW Location, Time, and Date)

Daviess County Extension Office
4800A New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303

Email Joanna Ashford: Joanna.ashford@ky.gov

Would you like to learn how to make a rain barrel, and take it home with you, for FREE?

Register now.  Space is limited.

Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants.  Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property.  It’s a great way to conserve water and it’s free water for use in your landscape.
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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


HWU Posts on Facebook

Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 - 12:08 pm

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The offices of Henderson Water Utility will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 24 – 25, 2016) in observance of Thanksgiving.

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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Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 - 12:08 pm

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The offices of Henderson Water Utility will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 24 – 25, 2016) in observance of Thanksgiving.

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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Friday November 18th, 2016 - 3:51 pm

The November 21, 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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Tuesday November 8th, 2016 - 3:51 pm

A special called meeting of the Water and Sewer Commission has been scheduled for Thursday, 11-10-2016. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobby Gish Administrative Building located at 111 Fifth Street in Henderson.

A meeting agenda (in PDF format) is available on the HWU website at this link:

tinyurl.com/HWU-Board-Agenda
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Monday November 7th, 2016 - 11:11 am

FREE Rain Barrel Workshop

Friday, November 18, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Moved to a NEW Location, Time, and Date)

Daviess County Extension Office
4800A New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303

Email Joanna Ashford: Joanna.ashford@ky.gov

Would you like to learn how to make a rain barrel, and take it home with you, for FREE?

Register now. Space is limited.

Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It's a great way to conserve water and it's free water for use in your landscape.
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Friday November 4th, 2016 - 10:19 am

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Beginning Monday, November 7, 2016 Henderson Water Utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city.

The hydrant flushing will begin at 6:00 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, November 10, 2016.

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

The utility flushes hydrants every Spring and Fall 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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