Community Involvement

Building strong communities is hard work and one of the most important things we do. We're dedicated to helping our communities be more vibrant places to live, work, and play, and hope to earn their support by being involved and concerned corporate citizens.

Our community involvement draws on the unique talents of our employees as well as the resources of our business. Through community giving, in-kind donations, partnerships and volunteering, we demonstrate our commitment to programs that address community-specific needs.

As a company, we work with a number of community-based partners throughout our service areas to positively impact the overall quality of life where our employees and neighbors live and work. It takes more than a one-time grant or volunteer effort to make a lasting difference, so we seek out and support organizations that understand how to best meet the needs of the community.

We are also frequently asked to speak at conferences, industry events, organizations and schools.

H2O Help to Others Program

Each year, Kentucky American Water donates $60,000 to assist qualifying customers with payment of their water bills through our H20 Help to Others program.  This program is administered for us by Dollar Energy, an organization that has partnered with utilities to provide assistance to customers for more than 30 years. To learn more about the H20 Help to Other Program, call our customer service center at 1-800-678-6301.

Environmental Grant Program

Our commitment to the environment includes offering a total of $20,000 each year to area organizations to assist with a variety of environmental initiatives. Organizations are eligible for grants up to $10,000 for community-based projects that improve, protect and restore drinking water supplies and surrounding watersheds. Click here to learn more about this program.

Ripple Effect Scholarship Program

Each year Kentucky American Water awards Ripple Effect Scholarships -- one-time, $500 awards -- to high school seniors who demonstrate academic excellence and an ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. Since the program's inception in 2002, the company has awarded a total of $56,500 in Ripple Effect Scholarships to 91 students.

Puddle's Hydration Station

The Puddle's Hydration Station is a portable trailer equipped with six water dispensers -- three on each side -- that provides refreshing tap water at races, walks, festivals and other large outside events. The unit requires connection to an electrical source, such as an electrical outlet or a generator, and a tap water source, such as a fire hydrant.  Cups are not included.  Kentucky American Water representatives transport, set-up and break down the trailer but do not remain on site with the trailer during events. To request use of this trailer, please complete the form below at least two months before your scheduled event.  Because this trailer is available on a first-come, first-served basis, it's suggested that event organizers submit requests with as much advanced notice as possible.

Please fill out our Hydration Station Form.

Supporting Local and Global Needs

American Water, the parent company of Kentucky American Water, has named United Way and Water for People its Charities of Choice. Each year, American Water employees from across the nation participate in a nationwide campaign for these organizations. Kentucky American Water's contributions to United Way support United Way of the Bluegrass. Water for People is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping bring basic water and hygiene services to people in developing countries.

For More Information

To learn more about any of these programs, please contact Susan Lancho at 859-268-6332 or susan.lancho@amwater.com.