Henderson Water Utility

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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Tuesday November 25th, 2014 - 1:25 pm

City of Henderson/Henderson Water Utility
Clamps for Inventory

The Henderson Water and Sewer Commission of the City of Henderson, Kentucky will receive sealed competitive bids at its office at 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, Kentucky 42420, until 1:30 p.m. (CDT), on the 16th day of December, 2014 at which time the bids will be opened and considered for the purchase of the following:


Specifications and Instructions to Bidders may be obtained from:

HWU website: tinyurl.com/hwu-bids

HWU Bobby Gish Administration Building: 111 Fifth Street, Henderson, KY 42420

The Water and Sewer Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids in whole or in part and to waive informalities and/or technicalities in the bids. Conflicts of interest, gratuities and kickbacks as defined and provided for in K.R.S. 45A.455 are absolutely prohibited.

Clarifications and Addenda will be posted on the HWU procurement web site as listed above.
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Monday November 24th, 2014 - 10:30 am


A large leak on a 12-inch water main near the intersection of Fifth and Water Streets has been contained and the Vine Street Tank is now refilling. Industrial customer Sitex and International Paper have shut off use, and Henderson County Water District is supplementing supply to its customers by drawing from its water storage tanks.

Repairs to the 12-inch water main are expected to be completed by late this evening (Monday 12-24-2014).

Thanks to Sitex, Industrial Paper, and the Henderson County Water District, a Boil Water Advisory will only apply to a small section of Fifth Street between Water and Main Streets.

Water Street in the vicinity of the leak will be closed for the remainder of the day.
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Monday November 24th, 2014 - 9:12 am

Job Opportunities:


The Civil Service Commission of the City of Henderson will hold examinations for two positions for Henderson Water Utility. Examinations will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Deadline for applications is by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 12-09-2014.

For more information see www.cityofhendersonky.org/jobs.aspx
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Friday November 21st, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The offices of Henderson Water Utility will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 27 – 28, 2014) 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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Thursday November 20th, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Temporary Change in Office Hours

Henderson Water Utility’s System Operations Center (SOC) office hours will change effective immediately.

New SOC Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Office hours at the Bobby Gish Administration Office have not changed. Office hours are from:
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

HWU System Operations Center (SOC)
230 North Alvasia Street
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone (270) 826-2824

HWU Bobby Gish Administration Building
111 Fifth Street
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone (270) 826-2421
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