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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Kentucky American Water Salutes the 2017 Science Fair Participants and Winnersarrow

February 11, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Nearly 700 Fayette County public, private and home-school students in grades four through 12 participated today in the 33rd Annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. The event included 644 projects judged by approximately 230 professionals, as well as hands-on, educational exhibits and demonstrations collectively known as the Discovery Zone. A total of 152 student projects received awards. (See winners list that accompanies this release.) Six projects received special recognition from Kentucky American Water for demonstrating achievement in water science projects, and three students received the Urban Environmental Award, ...

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Kentucky American Water Salutes the 2017 Science Fair Participants and Winnersarrow

February 11, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Nearly 700 Fayette County public, private and home-school students in grades four through 12 participated today in the 33rd Annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. The event included 644 projects judged by approximately 230 professionals, as well as hands-on, educational exhibits and demonstrations collectively known as the Discovery Zone. A total of 152 student projects received awards. (See winners list that accompanies this release.) Six projects received special recognition from Kentucky American Water for demonstrating achievement in water science projects, and three students received the Urban Environmental Award, ...

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33rd Annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair to be held Saturday, Feb. 11arrow

February 08, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Approximately 700 Fayette County public, private and home-school students in grades four through 12 will compete in the 33rd Annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. Students participating in the event have either earned advancement to the district fair by receiving honors at their respective schools’ science fairs or otherwise earned recognition for their projects to advance to district competition. Project judging will begin in the school’s gymnasium at 9 a.m. and will conclude around noon. The more than 650 projects represent a variety of science disciplines, such as chemistry, plant sciences, eng...

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Kentucky American Water Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Ripple Effect Scholarshipsarrow

February 07, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Program has provided $56,500 in scholarships since 2002 Kentucky American Water has announced that applications are now being accepted for the company’s 2017 Ripple Effect Scholarship Program. The program, now in its 15th year, offers one-time, $500 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate strong academic performance and a commitment to environmental stewardship. Students in the company’s 12-county service area (Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jessamine, Nicholas, Owen, Scott and Woodford counties) are eligible to apply. Information about the scholarship program is being distributed to area high schools and can also...

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Kentucky American Water Accepting Applications for 2017 Environmental Grant Programarrow

January 19, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for the 2017 American Water Environmental Grant Program. The grant awards will be available to organizations in Kentucky American Water’s service territory, which includes portions of 12 counties: Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jessamine, Owen, Nicholas, Scott and Woodford. The program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships. Kentucky American Water is committed to ensuring water quality through testing and treatment, as well as through consumer education and community source prote...

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Kentucky American Water Accepting Applications for 2017 Environmental Grant Programarrow

January 01, 2017

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for the 2017 American Water Environmental Grant Program. The grant awards will be available to organizations in Kentucky American Water’s service territory, which includes portions of 12 counties: Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jessamine, Owen, Nicholas, Scott and Woodford. The program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships. Kentucky American Water is committed to ensuring water quality through testing and treatment, as well as through consumer education and community source prote...

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Kentucky American Water Announces 2016 Firefighting Support Grant Recipientsarrow

November 18, 2016

Dateline City: LEXINGTON, Ky. Donations to fire and rescue organizations total $10,213 Kentucky American Water has awarded grants totaling $10,213 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 $45,713. The maximum grant per organization is $500. “Historically, water works systems were constructed primarily to provide safe, clean drinking water to citizens and to provide much-needed ...

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