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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…

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…