Beat the Heat High temperatures can give your HVAC – and wallet – a workout

Record temperatures this week are giving our air conditioning systems a workout. To stay cool and save money during this heat wave, here are a few tips: Keep blinds and window coverings closed to keep out warm sunrays. Avoid using heat-producing appliances such as clothes dryers during the hotter parts of the day. Use ceiling…

OMU celebrates expansion of water treatment facility

On May 11, OMU celebrated the expansion of its William R. Cavin Water Treatment Facility. The plant was expanded from its original 10 million gallon per day treatment capacity to 30 million gallons per day. The expansion became operational in March of 2020, but the celebration was postponed until this year due to the Covid-19…

Scammers target OMU customers

Over the past two days, OMU customers have been targeted by scam calls and texts. Scammers have contacted numerous utility customers aggressively demanding payment and threatening disconnection of services. Utility scams are a nationwide issue and unfortunately many customers fall prey to these threats. Often callers are able to cloak the number they are calling…

Routine flushing of water system to begin April 4

Owensboro Municipal Utilities crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting April 4. The flushing is expected to take approximately two weeks. 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…

Tim Lyons named OMU’s next General Manager

At its regular meeting Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Owensboro Utility Commission named Tim Lyons as its next general manager. Lyons will replace current General Manager Kevin Frizzell who announced his retirement effective August 1, 2022. Lyons has served as OMU’s Director of Delivery since 2013, overseeing the water and electric distribution systems for the…

OMU awarded nearly $300,000 for water main replacements

On Thursday, March 3, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman presented $4,728,098 in funding to the Daviess County Fiscal Court. The funding comes through Gov. Andy Beshear’s Cleaner Water Program and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by the Department for Local Government. On behalf of OMU, Tim Lyons, Director of Delivery, and Brad Howton,…

City Utility Commission meeting available by video teleconference on Jan. 20

The City Utility Commission of the City of Owensboro will hold its special meeting of the Commission by audio and video teleconference at 11:30 am on Thursday, January 20, 2022, as permitted by and in conformity with KRS 61.826 an SB 150. The coronavirus pandemic and the declaration of a state of emergency by the…

OMU general manager announces retirement Frizzell to retire effective August 2022

At today’s Owensboro Utility Commission meeting, General Manager Kevin Frizzell advised the Commission that he intends to retire effective August 1, 2022. Frizzell told the Commission he was making the announcement now so to provide ample time for the selection of a new General Manager and to ensure a smooth transition. Frizzell, who will have…