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WMU will be closed on Friday, March 29th  in observance of Good Friday. Solid Waste services will be collected on Wednesday, March 27th  for WMU customers that have collection on this day.  Please have the trash cans to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27th. If you should have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Department at (859) 744-1170.

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


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.  The next meeting will be on March 6, 2024 @ 5:30PM.


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.





Do you have a Large Trash Items that need to be picked up this week?

Please fill out a request  or call WMU Solid Waste Services at 859-744-1170.

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  • Director of Engineering and Operations
  • Solid Waste Collectors/Drivers (CDL preferred but not required)
  • Water and Wastewater Operations
  • Water and Wastewater Plant Operators
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


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

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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.

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