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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…

Water Main Break Update: Boil Water Order Issued

A Boil Water Order has been issued for OMU, the Southeast, West and East water district customers until further notice. This is a precaution due to a main break in front of OMU’s Plant A on 4th Street. Please note that during a boil water order, customers are asked to bring water intended for consumption…

Utility commission selects future power supply options

In a process that began in 2013, OMU has been carefully considering its future power supply, completing multiple integrated resource plans and additional studies to determine the best path to provide reliable and affordable power to our customer-owners. This extensive analysis was based upon several factors including the cost to OMU’s customers, reliability, and the…

OMU earns highest APPA reliability award

OMU has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. This designation is the highest honor RP3 bestowed. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at ‎Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on…

OMU Celebrates National Drinking Water Week

OMU, along with other public utilities across the nation will celebrate the benefits of an accessible, safe and ample water supply May 6 – 12. As you may know, Owensboro is fortunate to have an ample supply of water thanks to an underground aquifer. This water is then treated by OMU and provided to not…

Routine flushing of OMU water system to begin April 23

Owensboro Municipal Utilities crews will be conducting the utility’s semi-annual water line flush for city customers starting April 23. 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 south…

OMU General Manager Resigns; Frizzell appointed interim

In a meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018, the Owensboro Utility Commission accepted the resignation of OMU General Manager Terry Naulty. The Commission also named Kevin Frizzell, PE to serve as interim General Manager. Frizzell joined OMU in 1990 as Technical Services Manager and was named Director of Power Production in 2008. Frizzell is a…

What to do if your water line is frozen?

Cold temperatures can threaten your water lines. Here is what to do if you have frozen water lines: -Open all cabinets below sinks (in the bathroom and kitchen), this will allow heat to easily access those areas.-If lines are in a crawl space, close any openings to that space.-Turn on a faucet. As the pipe…