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Utility Commission Meeting Dates

The Owensboro Utility Commission meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The first is a work session and the second is a regular meeting. All meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. in the board room on the third floor of the Customer Service Center located on Tamarack Road. These meetings are open…

Lighting contest winners announced

Congratulations to Tammy and Danny St. Clair at 201 Martin Way. Their home was selected from among 20 entries in the Christmas lighting contest hosted by OMU and the City of Owensboro. The St. Clairs win not only bragging rights, but also a $250 OMU gift certificate, a lighted sign and professional photographs of their…

Fraud Alert: Scammers target OMU customers

Scammers are targeting OMU customers, particularly small business owners.  Scammers are often able to spoof phone numbers and may call in on a line that appears to be from OMU. When in doubt, hang up with the caller, call 270-926-3200 and talk to an OMU customer service representative about your account. Do not provide personal…

Lighting contest nominees sought

Christmas decorations are already going up all over Owensboro! And we want to honor those that take the time, channel their creativity and brave the cold to make their home a lighting masterpiece. OMU and the City of Owensboro’s Neighborhood Alliance Program are hosting the annual Golden Santa Award. This unique residential holiday lighting contest…

OMUfibernet connects 500th customer

Catherine Riney is OMU’s 500th fiber-to-the-home customer. To learn more about OMU’s home internet services and to see if they are available in your area: Catherine Riney is OMU’s 500th fiber-to-the-home customer. For more information about OMU’s residential internet services and to see if they are available in your area, visit here.

OMU routine flushing of water lines this week

  Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting October 8. The flushing is expected to take approximately one week. Crews will be working between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. each of those days and will begin on the northeast end of the city and work…

OMU to include solar in power supply portfolio

At its regular meeting on September 20, 2018, the Owensboro Utility Commission further expanded OMU’s supply portfolio by approving a contract to purchase 32 megawatts of solar power from Ashwood Solar I, LLC beginning in late 2022. The Ashwood Solar I project, owned by a joint venture between MAP® Energy and Open Road Renewables, will…

OMU to celebrate Public Power Month

As part of a national observance, in October Owensboro Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Month along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities whose communities provide their citizens electric services on a locally-owned, not-for-profit basis. OMU will honor its customer-owners throughout the month of October with a Customer Appreciation Day each Wednesday. Visitors to…

Utility Commission approves bonding and rates to fund expansion of water treatment facility

The rendering above shows plans for the expansion of OMU’s Cavin Water Treatment Facility from a capacity of 10 million gallons to 30 million gallons. Thursday, August 2­–At its regular meeting today, OMU’s Utility Commission approved the issuance of bonds and a two-step rate increase to fund the $48.6 million project which would expand its…

Boil Water Order lifted for water districts

As of 8:14 a.m. the Kentucky Division of Water has authorized the lifting of the boil water order for all of the customers served by Southeast, East and West water districts as well as Whitesville Waterworks. Please note the map included here shows the areas in white are no longer under a boil water. The…