American Water Charitable Foundation Provides Grant for Millersburg Parksarrow

July 15, 2019

The American Water Charitable Foundation has provided a $6,341 Keep Communities Flowing Grant award to Artcroft, Inc., in Millersburg, Ky., for a project that will revitalize two local parks with playground equipment, plants and trees. The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.  The Millersburg parks project was one of 11 Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program recipients in 2019, the program’s inaugural year.  Through this new program the foundation provided grants up to $20,000 to support 501(c)(3) organizations, programs and projects that connect to one or more of American Water’s core focus areas of Water and the Environment, Water and Healthy Living, Environmental Education, and Community Sustainability. Grantees ...

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Kentucky American Water New Rates Approved by Kentucky Public Service Commissionarrow

June 27, 2019

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Water service remains about a penny per gallon LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Kentucky Public Service Commission today announced new water service rates for Kentucky American Water customers. The company’s rate request, filed in November 2018, was driven by more than $100 million in needed investment in water treatment and distribution system upgrades since the company’s last rate increase in August 2016. The cost of water service for customers remains about a penny per gallon. “We continue to invest in water system improvements to ensure clean, safe, reliable water service for our customers,” said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water and senior vice president of American Water’s Southeast Division. “At the same time, we rem...

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Kentucky American Water Breaks Ground on Field Operations Garage in Owentonarrow

June 25, 2019

Kentucky American Water has broken ground on a new Field Operations maintenance garage in Owenton, Ky.  The company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with business leaders and elected officials today at the site, located at 409 Main Street in Owenton next to the Owen County Judicial Center. The $1.4 million project is scheduled for completion by spring 2020. “Kentucky American Water is pleased to continue its investment in Owenton and Owen County through the construction of this much-needed facility,” said Nathan Clark, senior superintendent of operations. “This new field operations maintenance garage will provide enhanced support for our field crews by offering improved, centralized, climate-controlled storage capabilities for equipment and materials.  It will also improve the manner in which we are able to receive deliveries of materials and offer better f...

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Kentucky American Water Facilities Earn Special Recognitionarrow

May 28, 2019

Two of Kentucky American Water’s water treatment plants have again earned special recognition from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their performance. The company’s Richmond Road Station in Lexington and Kentucky River Station II in Owen County were each honored for meeting the 2018 Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) goals for settled and filtered water turbidity in 2018. AWOP is a multi-state initiative administered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Its purpose is to encourage drinking water systems to achieve water quality optimization goals that are more stringent than regulations. AWOP provides tools and approaches for drinking water systems to meet water quality optimization goals, which in turn provide consumers with an increased and sustained level of public health protection. The p...

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Kentucky American Water Awards Environmental Grant arrow

May 10, 2019

 In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, observed by water utilities May 5 through May 11 with the theme Protect the Source, Kentucky American Water has awarded a 2019 American Water Environmental Grant in the amount of $4,975 to the Licking River Watershed Watch. The environmental grant program provides funds to community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in local communities. Kentucky American Water has awarded approximately $200,000 in such funds since 2006, the year the program launched in the Commonwealth. Licking River Watershed Watch will use grant funds for monitoring water quality in the Licking River Watershed and then using the data to identify problem areas so that communities can work together to make necessary improvements. Project partners include Thaxton’s Canoe Ren...

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Kentucky American Water Announces Ripple Effect Scholarship Recipientsarrow

May 08, 2019

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 17th year the company has offered the scholarship program. The 2019 recipients are Joseph Craven from Henry Clay High School, Kaitlyn Parker from Owen County High School and Samuel Newman from Tates Creek 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 constructing a garden at a local nursing home, leading a Shoes for Water program to benefit the WaterStep Foundation, and creating a grilling charcoal with recyclable materials and a lower carbon emission. “Students who are awarded Rippl...

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2018 Water Quality Reports Available arrow

May 06, 2019

As water utilities across the nation observe Drinking Water Week, May 5 through May 11, Kentucky American Water announces that the 2018 Water Quality Reports for the company’s service areas are now available and indicate a continuation of high quality tap water delivered to customers.  The reports, published annually each spring with data pertaining to the previous calendar year, are available on Kentucky American Water’s website at www.kentuckyamwater.com via the Water Quality link and searchable by customer zip code. The Water Quality Report is an annual performance measure of the quality of water supplied by Kentucky American Water against the compliance standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Kentucky’s Division of Water. Each report describes drinking water sources, water tests conducted, substances detected in water and the le...

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Kentucky American Water Supports Drug Take Back Eventarrow

April 25, 2019

Kentucky American Water will serve as the host site for Lexington-Fayette County’s Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at its 2300 Richmond Road location in Lexington.  The event is part of a national effort coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies.  Officers from the Lexington Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s office will be on hand at the event to accept no-longer-needed and expired medications. Participants can simply pull into Kentucky American Water’s front parking lot and hand medications to these officers from their vehicles. Items that will be accepted on Take Back Day are: prescription and over-the-counter pills vitamins medicated ointments and lotions pet medication Liquids, aerosol cans and needles are not accepted at Take Back...

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Kentucky American Water to Conduct System Flushingarrow

April 15, 2019

Customers may notice Kentucky American Water crews this spring opening hydrants and letting them flow for a period of time.  This is part of a normal maintenance activity for the water distribution system referred to in the industry as system “flushing.” Flushing helps Kentucky American Water continue providing excellent quality water to customers because it helps to remove natural sediment that builds up in pipes over time. “We pride ourselves on providing excellent quality water to our customers,” said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water and senior vice president of American Water’s Southeast Division, “and conducting an annual flushing program is a key part of that process.” During the flushing activity, crews open selected fire hydrants in a coordinated fashion so that water can flow through the water mains and out...

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Kentucky American Water to Conduct System Flushingarrow

April 15, 2019

Customers may notice Kentucky American Water crews this spring opening hydrants and letting them flow for a period of time.  This is part of a normal maintenance activity for the water distribution system referred to in the industry as system “flushing.” Flushing helps Kentucky American Water continue providing excellent quality water to customers because it helps to remove natural sediment that builds up in pipes over time. “We pride ourselves on providing excellent quality water to our customers,” said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water and senior vice president of American Water’s Southeast Division, “and conducting an annual flushing program is a key part of that process.” During the flushing activity, crews open selected fire hydrants in a coordinated fashion so that water can flow through the water mains and out...

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