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Water restored to customers across from main break

The 300 OMU customers in the area across from the Plant A Treatment Facility are estimated to have water restored by 6 a.m. today. These customers remain under a boil water order until water testing is complete and results reviewed by the State Division of Water. We anticipate the order may be lifted tomorrow (Friday)…

Boil Water Order lifted for most OMU customers

As of 5:50 p.m. the Kentucky Division of Water has authorized OMU to lift the boil water order for OMU customers shown in the white area on the map included here. However, the order remains in effect for the surrounding water districts and approximately 300 OMU customers located across from the Plant A Water Treatment…

Water service restored; boil water order still in effect

Water was restored to all customers last night. Flushing of the system was completed at approximately midnight, followed by water quality testing. Samples require 18 hours of incubation. After a review of these results and approval of the State Division of Water, we anticipate lifting the boil water order on Thursday. Please watch for updates.…

Water service is being restored; boil water order still in effect

Customers should begin to see increasing water pressure and service. OMU’s Plant A Water Treatment Facility is back online and crews are systematically recharging the system by filling lines with water. Crews are also using hydrants to flush lines throughout the system to release trapped air and clear sediment. Customers may notice, upon opening a…

Water restoration expected today

Repairs to the 24” and 20” mains were completed overnight. Supporting concrete for the repaired mains was poured and completed just before 7:00 a.m. Concrete will be sufficiently cured by 1:00 p.m. At that time, crews will close the newly installed 20” valve and the process of bringing Plant A back online can commence. Plant…

OMU crews are repairing broken mains, hope for service restoration tomorrow

OMU crews have excavated the area around the broken mains and will work through the night to make repairs. Two mains, in fact, were broken, a 20-inch and a 24-inch. We hope to restore water service tomorrow. A specific timeline has not been established. However, the boil water will remain in effect until further notice.…

Water Update

OMU water crews have isolated the leak. They are now draining the area and preparing for excavation. Materials for the repair are on site or are procured. Once the area is excavated and repairs begin we will have more information later this afternoon regarding an estimated restoration time. Once repairs are made, OMU’s Plant A…

Water Update: Boil Water Order and Conservation Order issued

Crews continue to excavate the area around the broken water and this could take some time. We encourage customers to prepare to be without water for an extended time. We do not have an estimated time of repair and restoration. Please watch for more information. Please note a boil water notice has been issued. In…

Water Main Break Update: Boil Water Order Issued

A Boil Water Order has been issued for OMU, the Southeast, West and East water district customers until further notice. This is a precaution due to a main break in front of OMU’s Plant A on 4th Street. Please note that during a boil water order, customers are asked to bring water intended for consumption…

Utility commission selects future power supply options

In a process that began in 2013, OMU has been carefully considering its future power supply, completing multiple integrated resource plans and additional studies to determine the best path to provide reliable and affordable power to our customer-owners. This extensive analysis was based upon several factors including the cost to OMU’s customers, reliability, and the…