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Education & Tours

Owensboro Municipal Utilities offers presentations of how electricity is transmitted and gives tours of our water treatment facility to educate our customers about the services we deliver.

Powertown – Electricity Safety Education

At Owensboro Municipal Utilities our priority is the safety of our community and our employees. As consumers, people don’t often think about the potential hazards electricity and electrical equipment may pose. However, electricity can present serious danger and must be considered with care and caution. Knowing and understanding these risks is key to being safe.

OMU offers a unique program called Powertown, for people of all ages to learn about and discuss electric safety. Powertown is a portable, traveling presentation that provides an overview of how power reaches your home, what to do in emergencies, how to avoid electrical hazards, and ways you can prevent accidents or injury. For schools, Powertown is an effective way to teach children about hazards associated with electricity.

The Powertown presentation is delivered by knowledgeable, well- trained members of our electrical transmission team and provides an interactive opportunity to learn more about the electrical system. A typical presentation lasts 30-45 minutes.

OMU is proud to bring this free presentation to schools, churches, businesses, and other organizations throughout our area.

Tour OMU’s Cavin Water Treatment Facility

Most of us don’t think much about where our water comes from or how it is treated. However, if your school or organization would like to learn more about the water treatment process, we have the perfect opportunity with a guided tour of our William R. Cavin Water Treatment Facility.

The William R. Cavin Water Treatment Facility provides water not only to our customer-owners, but also to the water districts that serve residents and businesses throughout Daviess County. The plant was recently expanded to a 30-million-gallon-per-day capacity and updated to include state-of-the-art treatment capabilities.

OMU is proud to offer this free tour to schools, churches, businesses, and other organizations throughout our area. We can tailor tours to the needs, interests, and size of your group.

  • Tours should be scheduled on weekdays, to begin between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Guests are asked to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
  • Please notify us if anyone in your group has difficulty with stairs or rough terrain.