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OMU General Manager Resigns; Frizzell appointed interim

In a meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018, the Owensboro Utility Commission accepted the resignation of OMU General Manager Terry Naulty. The Commission also named Kevin Frizzell, PE to serve as interim General Manager. Frizzell joined OMU in 1990 as Technical Services Manager and was named Director of Power Production in 2008. Frizzell is a…

What to do if your water line is frozen?

Cold temperatures can threaten your water lines. Here is what to do if you have frozen water lines: -Open all cabinets below sinks (in the bathroom and kitchen), this will allow heat to easily access those areas.-If lines are in a crawl space, close any openings to that space.-Turn on a faucet. As the pipe…

Holiday Lighting Contest winner announced

Congratulations Vicki and Saul Espino of 1316 Allen Street, the winners of the 2017 Holiday Lighting Contest. The Espinos were among 14 homes entered in the annual event hosted by OMU and the City of Owensboro. The couple wins not only bragging rights, but also a $250 OMU gift certificate, a lighted sign announcing them…

Boil Water Notice lifted for OMU and water district customers

At 11:30 today, Saturday, December 2, the Boil Water Notice was lifted for OMU customers, and customers of the three water districts serving the residents of Daviess County including Whitesville water. Testing throughout the incident never indicated any contamination in the system. However, the boil water notice was issued after the water system experienced a…

Water System Update

Around 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, OMU experienced a failure of a 20-inch water main that provides treated water to the OMU water distribution system. The main break resulted in part of the OMU water distribution system draining and causing loss of pressure at some points in the OMU system.  OMU personnel were able…

Important Water Notice

A water line break at OMU’s main water plant has resulted in a drop in pressure affecting the City of Owensboro, surrounding water districts and Whitesville Water customers. Crews have isolated the break and have transitioned to providing water from the Cavin Treatment Plant. A Boil Water Notice has been issued. This notice includes the…

Enter the OMU Holiday Lighting Contest

OMU, Community Development host festive annual event OMU and the City of Owensboro’s 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 and a lighted yard sign.

OMU crews return after assisting post Hurricane Irma

OMU is proud to welcome home six of its line technicians. The six were part of restoration efforts in Florida following Hurricane Irma. Thank you! Leon Bratcher, Greg Richardson, Rod Daugherty, Lee Broadley, Sean Warren and Daniel Miller. The six left on Monday after Irma struck Florida, working with Gainesville Municipal Utilities to restore power…

Routine flushing of OMU water system to begin October 3

Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting October 3. 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…

OMU celebrates Public Power Month with 5K Run/Walk, Giveaways

OMU is proud to join over 2,000 public utilities nationwide in celebrating our customer-owners. OMU will celebrate Public Power Month in a number of ways. Power Run/Walk OMU’s 10th Annual 5K Power Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 28. This annual event is open to both runners and walkers, featuring a flat/fast course. For…