Discover Water Week Celebrates the Value of Waterarrow

July 12, 2018

Kentucky American Water and its mascot, Puddles the Duck, will present several fun and educational water-focused events during its first annual “Discover Water Week” celebration. The activities begin on Tuesday, July 31, with Puddles’ Plant Tours for those ages 9 and older at the company’s Richmond Road Station water treatment facility in Lexington and its Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing water treatment facility in Owen County.  Tours will be offered for registered participants at designated times between 3 and 6 p.m. Participants should visit www.discoverwaterweek.com to register for a tour and to learn more about what to wear, what to expect on the tour, and what participants can and can’t bring. Tour guidelines will be strictly followed for the safety of all participants and the security of facilities. On Thursday, Aug. 2, t...

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Water Main Improvement Project Begins Soon Near Lafayette High Schoolarrow

July 05, 2018

Kentucky American Water continues to invest in upgrading water system infrastructure, and will soon start a nearly $1 million water main improvement project near Lafayette High School in Lexington. The project, to begin mid-July, will involve replacing water mains on the following roads: Southport Drive from Rosemont Garden to Reed Lane, Picadome Park from Southport Drive to the dead end, Norway Street and Koster Drive.  The 2-inch-diameter water mains on these roads were installed in the 1940s and will be replaced by 8-inch-diameter mains. These newer, larger-diameter pipes will enhance water pressure in the area and the aesthetics of the water delivered to customers, since the new water pipes will not have the build-up of natural sediment inside them, which can occur over many decades of use.   Traffic may be impacted at times during this construction, which is schedul...

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Tips to Save Water this Summer arrow

July 02, 2018

Lexington, Ky., (July 2, 2018) – Summer is here and warmer weather usually means more water use outdoors. Kentucky American Water encourages customers to use water wisely this summer by following these conservation tips. Water your lawn only when it needs it. Generally, lawns only need an inch or so of water per week during the summer months. Water in the early morning or evening hours to reduce evaporation. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your sidewalk, driveway, or patio. Set your lawn mower one notch higher. Taller grass needs less water. Choose the right watering tool. Wands and soaker hoses are more efficient than a standard garden hose. Mulch garden beds to help retain moisture. Wash cars using a bucket of soapy water rather than leaving a hose running. Following these tips can save customers time and money this summer. For more information, visi...

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Partnership for Safe Water Program Recognizes Kentucky American Water for Exceptional Performancearrow

June 22, 2018

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Kentucky River and Richmond Road Water Treatment Plants Among Only 14 Facilities Nationwide to Earn Prestigious 20-Year Award Distinction LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kentucky American Water has again received national recognition for its demonstrated commitment to exceptional water treatment operations. The company’s Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment facilities in Lexington received prestigious 20-Year Directors Award recognition this month from the Partnership for Safe Water, an alliance of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, t...

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National Program Recognizes Kentucky American Water for Exceptional Performancearrow

June 22, 2018

Kentucky American Water has again received national recognition for its demonstrated commitment to exceptional water treatment operations.  The company’s Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment facilities in Lexington received prestigious 20-Year Directors Award recognition this month from the Partnership for Safe Water, an alliance of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, the National Association of Water Companies and the Water Research Foundation. The two facilities have successfully participated in the voluntary Partnership for Safe Water program for two decades.  Program participants agree to accomplishing a variety of tasks well beyond what is required by law – such as compl...

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More Water System Improvement Projects in Full Swing this Summerarrow

June 11, 2018

  Kentucky American Water continues to invest in water system infrastructure through several improvement projects this summer.  “Kentucky American Water invests approximately $20 million each year to renew its water system facilities and distribution system,” said Kevin Rogers, vice president of operations. “These efforts are tremendously important for providing quality, reliable service to our customers.” A water main extension project will begin this month in Clark County along Athens-Boonesboro, Quisenberry, Waterworks, Old Stone Church and Combs Ferry roads.  The $1.85 million project will help improve water quality and water pressures for customers in this portion of the company’s service area and is scheduled for completion in early 2019.  Traffic along these roads will be impacted at times.  Also starting this mont...

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Some Customers in Rockcastle Countyarrow

May 24, 2018

A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for approximately 80 Kentucky American Water customers in the Brush Creek/Big Cave area of Rockcastle County. The advisory was issued as a precaution due to a contractor damaging a water main on the City of Mount Vernon’s water system. Water for the affected customers is delivered through the pipe that was damaged before it connects to Kentucky American Water's water distribution system.  The damaged pipe has been repaired. The following roads are impacted by the precautionary boil water advisory: Dudley Station French Lane Sawmill Lane Magnolia Lane Ravenwood Lane New Hope Tower Red Bone Lane Poplar Gap Cowbell Hollow Climax Road to Thrush Lane   During a boil water advisory, it is recommended that customers boil for three minutes any tap water they intend to use for consumptio...

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Kentucky American Water Announces Ripple Effect Scholarship Recipients arrow

May 08, 2018

    Lexington, KY., (May 8, 2018)-  Kentucky American Water has awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships to three Kentucky high school seniors for their academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to the environment, marking the sixteenth year the company has offered the scholarship program. The 2018 recipients are Evan Kinniard from Tates Creek High School, James Malin from Bourbon County High School and Shelby Mullen from Harrison County High School. Each student receives a $500 award from the company for use at an institution of higher education. This year’s Ripple Effect Scholarship recipients have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through activities such as volunteering with the local Natural Resource, Soil and Water Conservation District, developing a riparian buffer for watershed protection and creating and installing a creative sp...

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Kentucky American Water Awards Environmental Grantsarrow

May 07, 2018

Kentucky American Water has awarded two organizations 2018 American Water Environmental Grants for their efforts to protect and preserve the environment.  Floracliff Nature Sanctuary in Fayette County and the Friends of Stoner Creek in Bourbon County will receive $4,714 and $3,710, respectively.  The announcement helps kick off the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Drinking Water Week 2018, observed this year from May 6 to May 12 with the theme, “Protect the Source.” Since the grant program’s inception in 2006 in the Commonwealth, Kentucky American Water has awarded more than $195,000 in grant funds to community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities.   Read more.

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2017 Water Quality Reports Now Availablearrow

May 01, 2018

The 2017 Water Quality Reports for Kentucky American Water’s service areas are now available.  The reports, also referred to as Consumer Confidence Reports, are published annually each spring with data pertaining to the previous calendar year.  They are available on Kentucky American Water’s website via the Water Quality link and searchable by customer zip code.  Read more

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