BOWLING GREEN, KY – The No Wipes in the Pipes campaign launches this week to educate the community on a problem that is causing increased expenses and resources for the community. Disposable wipes are causing increased problems within Warren County Water District’s wastewater system by clogging pipes and damaging pumping stations. Flushing wipes can cause toilet overflows, expensive plumbing repairs and damage to septic systems, as well as clog pumps and sewer systems. Warren County Water District encourages everyone to be part of the solution and pledge to only tossing toilet paper down the toilet.
“Even though a product may indicate they are biodegradable or can be flushed, the fabric does not breakdown fast enough,” explained General Manager John Dix. “There are currently no requirements that a product must meet to be labeled flushable and with an increase in product choices/demand, the problem increases for utilities across the country.”
Warren Water endured over $50,000 in expenses related to clogged wastewater systems & pump damage. Clogs cause systems to operate inefficiently, waste electricity and can eventually back up into the customer’s pipes causing costly damage to the homeowner. General Manager John Dix added, “Community education will be key to the solution by convincing our customers not to flush wipes down the toilet. With involvement from the community Warren Water will be able to sustain efficiency and minimize spending related to wipes.”
We are excited to announce that our new payment system has been launched! Our new system is more secure, convenient and user friendly. We look forward to serving you with it.
You will need both your customer number and account number from your bill to register your Warren County Water District account in the new payment system. During registration you may sign up for paperless billing or auto pay. Click “Pay Your Bill” to get started.
The boil water advisory has been lifted for the Bill Dedmon Road area.
A water main break has occurred in the Bill Dedmon Road Area; repairs have been made and this advisory is being issued for customers within the affected area.
Although no contamination has been confirmed we recommend that customers boil all water for consumption until 5:00 P.M. Friday, 12/29/17. This advisory will be lifted at the date and time listed unless you are notified otherwise.
People with severely compromised immune system, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. (This is a standard notification required to be included in each public water supply notification.)
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Warren County Water District at (270) 842-0052
Brrrr, it’s cold – We want to make sure you are prepared with a few Winter Tips. Preventing your water lines from freezing is essential! Restoring your frozen pipes can be costly; be aware that both plastic and copper pipes can freeze and burst.
Before Winter Arrives
· Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl space and attic. Exposed pipes in these areas are more susceptible to freezing.
· Close any openings with insulation or caulk that allow cold air to come in contact with the pipes. You can find air leaks particularly where there are vents, electric wiring and pipes.
· Disconnect any garden hoses. If possible, shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets.
Leaving Your House Over Winter
· Set your home’s thermostat no lower than 55 F.
· Have someone check on your house regularly to make sure everything is in order.
· Shut off and drain the water system in your house, and turn off your water heater.
For more winter tips click here.
For Immediate Release
Warren County Water District
November 28, 2017
Contact: John Dix, General Manager
BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED
BOWLING GREEN, KY – The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for the customers contacted Tuesday evening by our team along Cave Mill Road and the side roads between Small House Road and Harvest Lane.