Henderson Water Utility

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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


HWU Posts on Facebook

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 - 2:22 pm

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This morning, we wrapped up the last confined-space exercise of the quarter with the Water Department. We used a different setup for the lowering and hauling systems, which we anchored to the tow hooks of one of our pickup trucks:

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 February 23rd, 2017 - 2:22 pm

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This morning, we wrapped up the last confined-space exercise of the quarter with the Water Department. We used a different setup for the lowering and hauling systems, which we anchored to the tow hooks of one of our pickup trucks:

Friday February 17th, 2017 - 3:54 pm

Public Works Dept. no longer collecting loose leaves

With this weekend and next week’s weather forecast showing great promise for late-winter cleanup work in the yard, the City of Henderson’s Public Works Department is reminding residents that they are no longer routinely collecting this past season’s loose leaves.

“We will not be picking up loose leaves anymore this season, but if people bag them up they can call and we will pick them up that way,” said Street Superintendent Steve Gibson in a press release.

“With the warm weather expected this weekend I just wanted to let people know what to do with their leaves if they get out and rake.”

To request pick-up, call the city Public Works Department at 270-831-1224.
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Friday February 17th, 2017 - 2:33 pm

The February 20, 2017 Water and Sewer Commission Meeting agenda (in PDF format) is available on the HWU website at this link:

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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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Friday February 17th, 2017 - 6:46 am

SURPLUS ITEM for Bid on GovDeals

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

• 1994 TriStar 16 Speed Heavy Duty Drill Press
Model FDP-16
Capacity 5/8"
3/4 hp electric motor
Serial # 000738
Runs and operates
Taken out of service several years ago because the belt was slipping and we got a larger capacity drill press.

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