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About Henderson Water Utility - General Information about the Utility
Facts and Questions - View common questions and answers about the Henderson Water Utility
Contact Information - Departments of HWU, their locations, and the employees working for the Utility
Bids - Items for bid and related information
Rate and Service Fee Information - Information on Rates and Fees

Combined Sewer System - Our older part of the city

Stormwater Phase II - Phase II Information
Projects - Take a look at what is happening in Henderson concerning the Water Utility
Links Page - Links related to the Henderson Water Utility and water and wastewater treatment
Water Quality Reports - Report on potable water quality at HWU
Regulatory Documents - Ordinances and related material
Employment Opportunities - Opportunities to become part of our team.
Employee Access to E-mail
  Welcome to Henderson Water Utility's Web.  This site contains information about Henderson, Kentucky's Henderson Water Utility, the projects currently underway, and other information of interest to the community.

We are continually updating information related to projects, items out for bid, and employment opportunities so check back often.


The Water and Sewer Commission meetings are normally held at the Bobby G. Gish Administrative Building located at 111 Fifth Street on the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Our latest meeting agenda (in PDF format) is available at this link: HWU Board Meeting Packet

Please call 270-826-2421 if you have any questions concerning the meetings.



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Learn more about Henderson's Combined Sewer System

Henderson's Combined Sewer System

To view an interactive map of our Combined Sewer System, click HERE or on the image to the left.  You will be able to see detailed information about each location, including:

  • Photos of each outfall location

  • Receiving body of overflow discharges

  • Size of discharge pipe or conduit

  • Historical discharge summaries


Illicit Discharges to the Sanitary Sewer System

Henderson's Sewer Use Ordinance (SUO) expressly forbids illicit discharges to the sanitary sewer system.  The prohibitions are contained in Chapter 23, Article II, Division 2 of Henderson's Code of Ordinances.

Read more about illicit discharges on our Regulatory Documents page.


Auction Items
Occasionally HWU will be auctioning off surplus or retired items on public Internet sites such as GovDeals.  You can view any such items on GovDeals by clicking here or on the logo below.


811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.  Learn more at http://call811.com

Ohio River Sweep

Each year, Operation Community Pride hosted the annual Ohio River Sweep.  The cleanup focuses on the shoreline from Hays Boat  Ramp to the tennis courts.




Consumer Confidence Reports

Our 2014 Drinking Water Quality Reports are available online

North System Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR)
South System Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR)

CCRs for previous years are also available.

HWU was a guest at Bend Gate Elementary School, and presented a lesson on stormwater runoff to the fourth grade students.

Watch the lesson in streaming video.  (Note: 256K DSL/Cable connection required!)

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Directions to the Henderson Water Utility at

111 5th Street, Henderson, KY  42420

This page was last updated on 07/18/2014

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