Henderson, Kentucky

As we transitioned from “Healthy at Home”, and in line with Kentucky’s “Healthy at Work” guidance, Henderson Water Utility offices will re-opened to the public on Monday, 18 May 2020.

  • To the maximum extent possible, HWU will continue to provide services and conduct business via phone or internet.
  • Paperless/electronic formats will be used where possible for communications, in place of paper.
  • Employees who can perform telework are being encouraged to do so.  Call ahead to make sure the person you need to see is in the office.
  • When visiting HWU offices, the public will be asked to wear masks or face coverings for any interactions while in our offices, and to maintain six-foot (6’) separation from public employees.
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, and gloves will be available at front desks for use by the public.
  • HWU employees will continue to clean shared touched surfaces, multiple times per day.

We want our employees, visitors and customers to Stay Safe!

Please check here for some information about COVID-19 and the water supply

In case of water or sewer emergency call HWU at 270-826-2824 (Answered 24/7/365).

Important information for businesses/buildings reopening
As buildings reopen, businesses, schools, and property management teams will be opening areas that have been empty or underused.  Properly flushing plumbing is essential before reoccupying any spaces that have been un-used for the last 6 to 8 weeks.
Flushing water lines and water-using appliances is an easy way to ensure that high water quality is maintained.  Flushing moves older water that has been sitting in the pipes out of the building and brings in fresh water.  Flushing is easy and HWU has made the process easy to understand with the release of the following infographic.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us at 270.826.2421.
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:



Wednesday January 13th, 2021 - 12:29 pm

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN BOARD MEETING DATEWATER & SEWER COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF HENDERSONDue to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the monthly board meeting will be held on Monday, 25 January 2021 at 4:30 P.M. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday January 13th, 2021 - 12:24 pm

Our office will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.If you have a water or sewer emergency, please call 270-826-2421. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday January 11th, 2021 - 4:11 pm

INVITATION FOR BID 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 4th day of February at which time the bids will be opened and considered for the purchase of the following: VALVE MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT FOR THE HENDERSON WATER UTILITY 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 Questions should be directed to the Purchasing Manager, Kathy Manker, at 270-869-6609. 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. Bidders should submit their sealed bids by customary means, prior to the bid opening time. At the specified time, a video teleconference will be broadcast to the public as allowed under KRS 61.826 and KRS 45A.080(4). No primary location will be set for public attendance as per Kentucky Attorney General Opinion 20-05, and no public attendance will be permitted at this meeting due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19. The Bid Opening will be broadcast on Zoom: zoom.us/j/93788399103?pwd=OUp3SmtpaGRIZkVnYUVMQVdUNTF2dz09. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday January 11th, 2021 - 3:07 pm

Henderson Water Utility 2021 Water & Wastewater – ORX Relocation Engineering Services The Henderson Water Utility is seeking submittals of Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms to provide engineering services for the design of water and wastewater relocations required by the Interstate 69 – Ohio River Crossing (ORX) project, from the current I-69/US 41 Interchange south of Henderson, to the I-69 crossing of U.S. Highway 60, east of Henderson. Copies of the SOQ which details the requirements for submittals are available on our web site, Solicitation # 202103, at this link: tinyurl.com/hwu-bids Inquiries should be directed to Tom Williams, P.E., HWU General Manager, 270.826.2421. Submittal deadline for responses is 4:00 p.m. Local Time, 2 February 2021. Ad to run in the Gleaner on 12 January 2021 ... See MoreSee Less


for both the North and South Water Treatment Plants

2020 North CCR

NORTH Water Treatment Plant
Serving the City of Henderson
and portions of Henderson County

2020 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 2020 annual water quality report or to request a paper copy call 270-826-2421.


SOUTH Water Treatment Plant
Serving the City of Sebree, Beech Grove,
and portions of Henderson County

2020 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 2020 annual water quality report or to request a paper copy call 270-826-2421.