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NOTICE

 

UPDATE…. 5/13/2024

During the week of May 13TH , 2024 smoke testing will be conducted in the following area:

MEMORIAL PARK, PARK AVE, FRANKLIN AVE, JACKSON ST, SMITH AVE, HAMILTON, AND VINE STREET

Testing will be performed between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. During this period, smoke may enter your residence or business due to faulty, internal plumbing. The smoke is not harmful or toxic to humans or pets.

 

 

Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) and the City of Winchester are currently under a Consent Decree to resolve violations of the clean water act. To resolve these claims, the city of Winchester and WMU are required to perform injunctive measures valued at over $ 79 million to eliminate 27 system – wide recurring sewer overflows that occur during or after significant rainfall events.

WMU, in accordance with the Consent Decree, is currently identifying sources of extraneous water entering the sanitary sewer collection through faulty pipes and unauthorized connections (i.e. sump pumps, downspouts, floor drains, etc.) During the week of May 6th, 2024 smoke testing will be conducted in the following area:

Washington, Jefferson, Vine, Jackson, Park, Mack Alley

Testing will be performed between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. During this period, smoke may enter your residence or business due to faulty, internal plumbing. The smoke is not harmful or toxic to humans or pets. However, should this occur, please contact a WMU Customer Service Representative.

In conclusion, WMU is committed to efficiently maintaining and operating its sanitary sewer system to reduce the negative impact on the environment in Winchester and Clark County, and to conform to requirements set forth in federal and state regulations. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (859) 744- 5434.

 

Respectfully,

Jeremiah Epperson

Supervisor Of Field Of Operations


 

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

4/25-   The final traffic plan for the Flanagan-Madison Project was approved by the state yesterday and is currently being implemented. Phase 6 (A & B) are below and will impact the intersection of Main Street and Broadway. Unfortunately, the impact to traffic and parking will be significant during this Phase. The anticipated duration of Phase 6 (A and B) is 1.5 to 2 weeks. Again, we are very thankful for everyone’s patience and continue to ask for the same during this phase of the project. We are anxious and excited that the end of the project is near. Thank you Winchester and Clark County!!

Kyle Raney
General Manager
Winchester Municipal Utilities

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4/22-   As progress continues on the Flanagan-Madison Sewer Replacement Project, a new phase will begin in the coming days. Phase 8 will have a duration of 10-14 days and will include the replacement of the manhole at the intersection of Broadway Street and Highland Avenue. In order to replace this manhole, bypass pumping will be required. A summary of the project and traffic plan are below:

1. Phase 8 is in addition to the current phases that are in progress.
2. There will be no thru traffic going south on Highland Street from Washington to Broadway. Access to businesses and residents will not be impacted.
3. Traffic from Main Street to Highland on Broadway will be able to turn right or go straight thru the intersection of Broadway and Highland.
4. Traffic on Highland from Lexington Ave to Broadway will be able to turn right on Broadway. At times, traffic may be able to go straight through to continue on Highland.
5. The Bypass Pump will be located in the middle of the street on Highland, in front of Napa Auto.
6. CCPS has agreed for no buses to travel on Highland between Lexington Ave and Washington Street.
7. Traffic traveling west on Broadway towards Main St will be able to turn right on Highland St. At times, traffic may be able to turn right on Highland St but will not be able to continue straight.
Overall project update:
1. Maple Street construction and paving is complete, paved and open to normal traffic.
2. The Broadway construction on the East and West side of Main Street is moving along per the current schedule. This means that the crews that are doing the work will be meeting on Main Street soon. At that time, there will be new traffic plans for Main Street. These traffic plans will focus between Wall Street and Church Alley which will open the east and west ends of the current construction area. These will be the final traffic plans for the project.
3. The current schedule has all piping in the ground by May 9th, with paving to follow. Adjustments for unknowns and weather may occur.
We want to thank everyone for the patience. We are anxious for the project to be complete and for everything to be back to normal. We are committed to doing everything that we can to make sure this happens as efficiently as possible.
Kyle Raney
General Manager
Winchester Municipal Utilities

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Update on the Flanagan – Madison Construction Project. Below is the most up-to-date schedule:
– Construction will transition from Maple Street to Broadway on Wednesday March 6th and Thursday March 7th.
– There will be equipment that will start to move to the parking areas on the north side of Broadway, utilizing the parking areas, on Friday March 1.
– Phase 3 (Maple Street) will be complete at this time (Except for the manhole at Maple Street and Broadway)
– This will put into place traffic plans 4, 5 and 7
– This means that Broadway between Maple Street and Highland will be under construction.
– The intersection of Broadway and Maple will have a crossover for traffic traveling north bound on Maple Street.
– There will be an east bound lane on Broadway Street that is located in the street parking lane.
– There will be no west bound traffic on Broadway in this area.
– There will be no street parking on either side of Broadway during this construction period.
– There will be a bypass line buried under Main Street that will have traffic plates installed. This work will happen on Thursday (3/7) and/or Friday (3/8) and will require traffic flagging.
– We are adding two bypass pump ramps or “bridges” at Wall Alley and Church Street that will allow for pedestrian traffic and some vehicle traffic.
– Per the schedule that I have been provided, the duration in this area is ~7 weeks. This is will be followed by final paving.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may be experienced during the construction operations.  If you have questions, please call WMU at (859) 744-5434 weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

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Water Line Flushing

Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) will perform water line flushing beginning Monday, April 1, 2024.  You may notice fire hydrants being flushed and releasing large amounts of water, this process not only verifies proper operation of the hydrants, but removes mineral and sediment build up form the water mains which allows us to deliver the highest quality water possible to our customers.

Customers in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water caused by sedimentation being broken loose from the water lines.  This discoloration does not affect the safety of the water and should be clear within 2-3 hours of the work being performed.   It is advised that no washing of clothes or other water sensitive operations be performed until the water clears completely.  Additionally, it is also recommended that you limit or avoid using hot water and allow a cold water faucet to run a few minutes before using.  Please be assured this work will be done in a professional manner with as little inconvenience as possible to the customers of WMU.

For more information or to ask questions call (859) 744-5434 during office hours (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or (859) 744-6582 after office hours.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.

To see a complete list of the streets that will be affected each day, click here.

Hydrant Flushing Street List

MEETING NOTICE

For the months of March April and May of 2024, Winchester Municipal Utilities Commission will move the regularly scheduled meetings from Thursday to Wednesday.  The WMU Commission will meet on the 1st of 3rd Wednesday in those months.  Beginning June 1, 2024 WMU Commission will move meetings back to the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

 

Call our office for instructions to apply!

 

  • Water and Wastewater Licensed Operations
WMU Commissioners
  • Mike Anderson, Chairman
  • Jimmy Powell, Vice-Chairman
  • John Omohundro, Treasurer
  • William Baker, Secretary
  • Billy Vanicek, Commissioner
WMU Legal Counsel
  • John H. Rompf, White, McCann & Stewart
Ex-officio Commissioners
  • Hon. JoEllen Reed, Mayor, City of Winchester
WMU Management
  • Kyle Raney, General Manager
  • Jennifer Sparks, Director of Accounting & Finance
  • Joy Lewis, Director of Administration
WMU Commission Meetings

The WMU Commission meets will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday for the months of March April and May 2024 at 5:30 p.m., 150 North Main Street.

Telephone Hours

Office Hours 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) at (859) 744-5434

Pay Bill over the phone: 859-437-8015

After Hours or Holidays at (859) 744-6582

Drive-Thru

Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Office Hours

The WMU Lobby is open Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Transfer Station/ Solid Waste

859-744-1170
Call for hours

BUD Program

WMU participates in BUD (Before U Dig), the one-stop, underground utility locating service.  Call BUD to have all underground utilities located.

One call “Before U Dig” will save you time, money, and problems down the road.

Call BUD
1-800-752-6007