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Over 500 winter clothing items gathered in community drive

OMU would like to extend our thanks for your support of our recent Spread the Warmth Campaign. Thanks to you and our partnership with the United Way, we are able to provide over 500 cold weather items including coats, hats, gloves and scarves to those in need in our community. Overall eight local agencies were…

Ewing Road closed Wednesday, January 8

Ewing Road and Schroth Street will be closed on Wednesday, January 8 while OMU water crews install a 12-inch water main. The work should last approximately eight hours starting at 8 a.m. Detours will be marked.

Holiday Lighting Contest winner announced

Robert Kuhner of 3876 Raintree Drive, was honored this week by the OMU Utility Commission, for winning our annual Holiday Lighting Contest. Mr. Kuhner earned a $250 gift certficate, a lighted sign announcing him as the winner and professional photos of his home. Mr. Kuhner was among 16 entries judged in a contest hosted by…

OMU to host annual holiday lighting contest

OMU and the City of Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Program are hosting the annual Golden Santa Award. This unique residential holiday lighting contest carries with it not only bragging rights, but a $250 OMU gift certificate, prize package and a lighted yard sign. Entries will be judged on originality, use of light, color, design and movement.…

Routine flushing of water system starts October 25

Owensboro Municipal Utilities crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting October 25. 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 south…

Celebrate Public Power Month with OMU

OMU is public power As part of a national celebration in October, Owensboro Municipal Utilities is marking Public Power Month along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that provide electric service to their communities on a locally-owned, not-for-profit basis. What is public power? Simply put, public power is community power. That means the decisions…

Boil Water Advisory lifted for customers near Plant A Treatment Facility

OMU water crews installed two 20-inch valves which will help isolate mains in the area across from the Plant A treatment facility and reduce our reliance on the cast-iron piping leaving that facility. In addition, the expansion of the Cavin Water Plant will eliminate the need for the older plant which will be closed upon…

Area near Plant A water facility will be without water while crews replace valves

On Wednesday, September 18, approximately 350 customers located across from OMU’s Plant A Water Treatment Facility will be without water while crews replace two 20-inch valves. Work will begin at 2:30 p.m. and is expected to be off until 6:30 p.m. Please note that due to this work, there will be a boil water advisory…

Watch a time lapse video of the Cavin Water Treatment Facility expansion

The project is on schedule and on budget The expansion of Owensboro Municipal Utility’s Cavin Water Treatment Facility is on budget and on schedule despite a very rainy summer. This $46 million project will expand the facility from a capacity of 10 million gallons per day to 30 million gallons and enable OMU to shut…