Kentucky American Water Awards Firefighting Support Grantsarrow

November 08, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky., (November 8, 2017) – Kentucky American Water has awarded grants totaling $9,955 to 20 Kentucky fire and rescue organizations in support for the departments’ year-round efforts to protect the communities they serve. The donations are part of the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant program, which the company initiated in 2011.  This year’s donations bring the total amount of funds provided through this program since its inception to $55,668. The maximum grant per organization is $500. Read more.

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Kentucky American Water Plant Earns AWWA Honorarrow

September 08, 2017

​Lexington, Ky., (Sept. 8, 2017) – The Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association has recognized Kentucky American Water’s Kentucky River Station II water treatment plant in Owen County with the 2017 Award of Excellence in Plant Operations.  The organization’s leadership presented the award during the 2017 Water Professionals Conference held in Lexington this summer and attended by approximately 1,600 water and wastewater professionals from throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Read more.

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Water Main Upgrades Continue in Lexingtonarrow

August 15, 2017

Lexington, Ky., (Aug. 15, 2017) – Kentucky American Water has started another round of projects to replace old water mains. The latest projects, which total approximately $1.5 million in investment, include mains on Park Avenue, Orchard Avenue, Clay Avenue, and West 4th Street in Lexington. The water mains located on the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of Park Avenue and the 600 block of Orchard Avenue date back to between 1907 and 1914.  Those on the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of Clay Avenue date back between 1906 and 1907.  The water mains being replaced on West 4th Street between Smith Street and North Upper Street were installed in 1897 and 1913.  The upgrades will enhance hydraulic capacity in mains that serve these areas and eliminate discolored water caused by natural buildup in pipes that occurs over time. Read more.

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Kentucky American Water Investing $1.5 Million in Southeastern Fayette County Water System Projectarrow

June 01, 2017

Kentucky American Water is investing $1.5 million in a project designed to enhance water pressure and service for nearly 8,000 customers in southeastern Fayette County. Customers in the affected area will see, on average, an increase in their water pressure of 30 pounds per square inch (psi) over the next several months. In some cases that translates to enabling tasks such as filling bathtubs and the washing machine to go quicker. Read more here. Check the online map here to see how we estimate that pressure will be enhanced at your address.

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Kentucky American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Recipientsarrow

May 10, 2017

Kentucky American Water announced today that four projects in Kentucky have earned financial support from the 2017 American Water Environmental Grant Program.  Projects coordinated by the City of Winchester, Friends of Parks in Fayette County, the Licking River Watershed Watch, and The Nature Conservancy will receive a share of grant funds totaling $13,700. Read more here.

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Annual Water Quality Reports Now Available arrow

May 09, 2017

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Reports – or Water Quality Reports – for Kentucky American Water’s service areas are now available. The reports, provided annually in the 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. Read more here.   

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Kentucky American Water Announces Ripple Effect Scholarship Recipients arrow

May 08, 2017

Kentucky American Water has awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships to six Kentucky high school seniors for their academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to the environment, marking the fifteenth year the company has offered the scholarship program. The 2017 recipients are Cole Blanford of Frankfort Christian Academy, Wyatt Cole of Owen County High School, Jade Garnett of Owen County High School, Emily Liu of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Emily Smith of George Rogers Clark High School and Claire Stapleton of Frankfort High School. Each student receives a $500 award from the company for use at an institution of higher education.

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ANNUAL SYSTEM FLUSHING PROGRAMarrow

March 28, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Dear Community Official: This is to advise you of Kentucky American Water’s upcoming water distribution system “flushing” activities occurring this spring. Our flushing program involves simultaneously opening several fire hydrants in an area to increase water flows and therefore clean water mains of any mineral deposits and sediment that may have built up since our last flushing activity. This is a key effort that enables us to continue providing excellent quality water to our customers. Fayette County’s distribution system will be flushed in the evening and early morning hours beginning April 23 to May 6. Owen County flushing will be April 23 through 30. Flushing activity ...

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Water System to Undergo Spring Cleaningarrow

March 27, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Annual flushing activity helps maintain quality water service You may see Kentucky American Water crews in your area this spring opening fire hydrants and letting them flow for a period of time. This is all part of a normal maintenance activity for the water distribution system referred to in the industry as system “flushing.” Flushing is a key activity that helps Kentucky American Water to continue providing excellent quality water to customers because it helps to remove normal sediment in the pipes that collects over time. “In addition to our commitment to ongoing infrastructure renewal, this annual flushing program is another key step we take to help us delive...

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Nathan Clark Named Superintendent of Northern Division Operationsarrow

March 23, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Kentucky American Water has announced the appointment of Nathan Clark as superintendent of operations for the company’s Northern Division, based in Owenton, Ky. In this position, Clark will oversee Kentucky American Water’s water and wastewater operations in Franklin, Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties. He will report to Kentucky American Water Vice President of Operations Kevin Rogers. Clark, a native of Winchester, Ky., joined Kentucky American Water in 2005 as a maintenance technician and was promoted to maintenance services specialist in 2011, serving in both Lexington and Owenton in the latter capacity. He has served as production supervisor for the company’s Central Division, which includes Lexington and several ...

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