2022 Holiday Lighting Contest winner announced

Each year OMU and the City of Owensboro Neighborhood Alliances sponsor a Holiday Lighting Contest for our customers. This year we had 14 qualifying entries. Entries must be OMU customers. We are pleased to announce that the home of Carol and David Ralph are the winners of this year’s competition. The Ralphs were recognized at today’s Utility Commission meeting. Their home is located at 2706 Redford Drive. For their hard…

Elmer Smith Station stacks are felled

For more than 120 years, OMU has produced the power provided to the residents and businesses in our community. The Elmer Smith Generating Station was constructed in 1964, with a second unit added approximately ten years later. In 2020, the Elmer Smith Generating Station ceased operation, ending that legacy. The decision to decommission the plant was not an easy one, but one that was in the best interest of our…

Notice of Special Meeting of City Utility Commission by Video Teleconference

The City Utility Commission of the City of Owensboro will hold a special meeting of the Commission by audio and video teleconference at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, and at 8:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, November 3, 2022, as permitted by and in conformity with KRS 61.826. The audio and video conferencing of the meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of KRS 61.826. The primary site for…

Routine flushing of OMU water system to begin October 10

Owensboro Municipal Utilities crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting October 10. 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 and west. The crews will open fire hydrants throughout the water system as part of…

OMU earns 94% customer satisfaction rating

In an independent survey, Owensboro Municipal Utilities recently received a 94% customer satisfaction rating for Fiscal Year 2022. The survey, conducted monthly by phone, measures customer attitudes about rates, service and reliability. The survey also provides useful information regarding our services and ways to better serve our customers. For instance, about 33% of our customers pay online and 38% learn about things happening at OMU from bill inserts. In the…

OMU earns ‘Large Water Treatment Plant of the Year’

The Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) presented its Large Water Treatment Plant of the Year Award today to Owensboro Municipal Utilities and the Cavin Water Treatment Plant. The award is given to one plant each year at the KY/TN Water Professionals Conference, the annual joint conference of the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association and the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. To receive the award,…

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 fans to recirculate are. Doing so can make it feel up to four degrees cooler…

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 pandemic. This $42 million expansion allowed for the decommissioning of the Plant A Water Treatment…

District main break affects pressure for OMU customers Boil Water Advisory issued for OMU customers in Springs Area

UPDATE: The boil water advisory for OMU customers affected by the pressure change in The Springs area has been lifted as of Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. OMU customers in The Springs area Contractors working on Highway 54 as part of the widening of that roadway struck a main owned by the Daviess County Water District serving that area. As a result, water pressure has been affected for some…

Water system maintenance planned Thursday, April 28 300 customers will be affected

UPDATE: The boil water advisory for the area included in the area affected by yesterday’s maintenance has been lifted as of Friday April 29 at 11:05 a.m. On April 28, OMU crews and contractors will be making water system improvements in the area stretching from East 4th Street south to E 15th Street between Breckenridge Street and Leitchfield Road.  While OMU crews, in partnership with Ernie Davis and Sons Mechanical,…