Spring Rains and Stormwater Drains
Henderson’s catch basins, or storm drains, on the side of the road funnel rainwater to Canoe Creek and to the Ohio River. With spring showers on the horizon, it is important to remember that pollutants and debris washed into these basins when it rains are not usually carried to one of Henderson’s treatment plants for cleaning, but instead are conveyed to a nearby waterway. Once in our creeks and rivers, chemicals, yard debris, litter and dirt can degrade the quality of the water we rely on for drinking water and recreation. Basins and drains clogged by debris also can lead to storm water flooding that creates safety hazards and costly property damage.
Remember these tips to help protect public health, property and the environment:
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.
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.
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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.
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