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OMU routine flushing of water lines this week

  Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting October 8. 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…

OMU to include solar in power supply portfolio

At its regular meeting on September 20, 2018, the Owensboro Utility Commission further expanded OMU’s supply portfolio by approving a contract to purchase 32 megawatts of solar power from Ashwood Solar I, LLC beginning in late 2022. The Ashwood Solar I project, owned by a joint venture between MAP® Energy and Open Road Renewables, will…

OMU to celebrate Public Power Month

As part of a national observance, in October Owensboro Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Month along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities whose communities provide their citizens electric services on a locally-owned, not-for-profit basis. OMU will honor its customer-owners throughout the month of October with a Customer Appreciation Day each Wednesday. Visitors to…

Utility Commission approves bonding and rates to fund expansion of water treatment facility

The rendering above shows plans for the expansion of OMU’s Cavin Water Treatment Facility from a capacity of 10 million gallons to 30 million gallons. Thursday, August 2­–At its regular meeting today, OMU’s Utility Commission approved the issuance of bonds and a two-step rate increase to fund the $48.6 million project which would expand its…

Boil Water Order lifted for water districts

As of 8:14 a.m. the Kentucky Division of Water has authorized the lifting of the boil water order for all of the customers served by Southeast, East and West water districts as well as Whitesville Waterworks. Please note the map included here shows the areas in white are no longer under a boil water. The…

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…