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WARREN WATER ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Warren County Water District Board of Commissioners announced the selection of Jacob Cuarta as the new general manager. He will also serve as the general manager for Butler County Water System, Inc. and Simpson County Water District.

Cuarta, replaces John Dix, who is retiring in June after serving our community for over 30 years. The decision follows an extensive nationwide search process.

Cuarta previously led the Water Quality and Operations Division for Pasco County Utilities in Florida, a large public utility with over 122,000 customers. While overseeing all water production/treatment, data analytics, and distribution system water quality, he was engaged in strong customer service and regulatory legislative affairs. Prior to that role, Cuarta worked as a Project Manager for the Southwest Florida Water Management District completing oversight on a vast array of projects, such as transmission, production, pumping, residential conservation through automated metering infrastructure, and leak detection. He also has worked with the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection providing operator certification training in water treatment, distribution, and wastewater system operations.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as general manager,” Cuarta said. “I look forward to building upon Warren Water’s legacy of dedication to ensure high-quality water and wastewater services throughout the entire service area. Warren Water’s strong team culture with a spirit of giving reinforced my decision to return to my Kentucky roots.”

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Cuarta holds a master’s degree in public health, with heavy emphasis in all aspects of environmental health and earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental science. Originally from Bowling Green Kentucky, he has family embedded in the Bowling Green community for more than seventy-five years and is excited to return to the area with his wife and four-year-old daughter.

“The announcement of Jacob Cuarta as the new general manager during Drinking Water Week is the perfect complement to our celebration of water professionals,” Dion Houchins, board commissioner said. “Jacob will be an excellent fit. He has a strong commitment to innovation, collaboration and community engagement. All critical qualities to successfully lead Warren, Simpson and Butler Water today and in the future.”

About Warren County Water District

Warren Water is a public water and wastewater utility serving more than 32,000 water and 9,000 wastewater customers throughout Warren County.  There are over 1,200 miles of water mains in the Warren Water service area, which spans 530 square miles.  The Warren Water sewer system includes over 190 miles of sewer lines.  For more information, visit www.warrenwater.com.

WARREN WATER COMMENDS  WATER PROFESSIONALS DURING WATER WEEK

Warren Water commends the hardworking men and women ensuring tap water is “There When You Need It” during Drinking Water Week held May 1-7.

Warren Water, American Water Works Association and water utilities nationwide will observe Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of water professionals “behind the scenes”.

Reliable water service used for hygiene, hydration and cooking is critical to our health and safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, several health organizations recommended normal hygienic practices, including handwashing for 20 seconds, would play an important role in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

“Drinking Water Week provides an opportunity to recognize our most valuable resource and the team who delivers quality on tap 24/7. We can’t minimize the importance of a healthy water supply in our daily lives,” said John Dix, WCWD General Manager. “During the pandemic and devasting storms, we reflect on the heroic work of all who place themselves in harm’s way to keep us healthy and safe. Warren Water encourages everyone to be actively aware of how they personally connect with water.”

Drinking Water Week 2022 Campaign, which is hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is a national advocacy event designed to focus on issues associated with drinking water, including making sure that individuals have fresh, safe tap water and knowledge of how valuable the resource is in their daily lives. Tap water plays a critical role in the success of society, from meeting basic public health needs by providing safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, to promoting dental health and supporting industrial, agricultural, medical, and recreational activities.

“We are proud of our team at Warren Water who work around the clock to bring safe, reliable water to residences and businesses, testing the water 130,000 times a month to ensure quality,” Dix added, “This week gives us the opportunity to recognize their commitment to customers, quality service and public health.”

About Warren County Water District

Warren Water is a public water and wastewater utility serving more than 32,000 water and 9,000 wastewater customers throughout Warren County.  There are over 1,200 miles of water mains in the Warren Water service area, which spans 530 square miles.  The Warren Water sewer system includes over 190 miles of sewer lines.  For more information, visit www.warrenwater.com.  

Warren Water Suspends Turn Offs Temporarily in Response to Storms

Warren Water continues to work in partnership with our community as we build back. We recognize that access to clean water for families is a vital necessity and even greater during a natural disaster. Because of this, we have decided to suspend turn offs for non-payment until January 3.

This is a temporary measure and customers are still responsible for paying their water bill. Warren Water will continue to work with customers who can’t pay by the due date. Customers needing to discuss payment options should contact us at 270.842.0052. 

For additional information regarding other Warren Water services visit www.warrenwater.com.  

About Warren County Water District
Warren Water is a public water and wastewater utility serving more than 31,000 water and 9,000 wastewater customers throughout Warren County.  There are over 1,200 miles of water mains in the Warren Water service area, which spans 530 square miles.  The Warren Water sewer system includes over 190 miles of sewer lines.  For more information, visit www.warrenwater.com.

WATER CONTINUES TO FLOW, UTILITIES UNITE

Warren Water maintained service with no interruptions during and after the storms thanks to a team of dedicated water professionals along with various partners and utilities from the region.

Warren Water emergency response began at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning shutting down all pumping systems, monitoring storage, and determining areas where the biggest system impacts were located. The greatest challenges included shutting off service due to building destruction within residential/industrial areas and electrical service interruption to a large portion of the 100 pumping stations that serve the system.  

We commend the strength of BGMU and WRECC in responding to natural disasters. Warren Water appreciates their support in returning service to our pumping stations, allowing for uninterrupted service.

 “Our thoughts have been with our community,” stated John Dix, General Manager. “We have seen so much good within the last few days giving hope that we will push forward taking care of each other. Again, we appreciate BGMU and WRECC for their support in restoring power and for all their tireless hours in restoring power within Warren County. Compliments to our team for immediately responding to the needs, making assessments and safely working to ensure quality service with no interruptions.”

Warren Water extends appreciation to local neighbors at Oldham County Water District, Hardin County Water District No. 1, Caveland Environmental Authority, Glasgow Water Company and Kentucky Rural Water Association for providing support during this emergency. Thanks to our local electrical contractor, D&M Electrical for providing a generator and wiring assistance.

Warren Water is proud to serve the residents and businesses in Warren County and to be your local water utility.

About Warren County Water District
Warren Water is a public water and wastewater utility serving more than 31,000 water and 9,000 wastewater customers throughout Warren County.  There are over 1,200 miles of water mains in the Warren Water service area, which spans 530 square miles.  The Warren Water sewer system includes over 190 miles of sewer lines.  For more information, visit www.warrenwater.com.   

WARREN WATER ART CONTEST 2021

Age Division Winners – First Place ($50), Second Place ($30), Third Place ($20)


Contest Criteria

Theme
• What water means to me

Objective
• To increase awareness among youth, educate the public about the
importance of water in our daily lives.

Awards
• In each age group, a cash prize will be awarded to first place ($50), second place
($30) and third place ($20). First, second and third place recipients for
all age divisions will have their original artwork returned to them. Winning
pieces will be featured in the 2022 Warren Water Calendar.

Deadline
• Entries must be postmarked by Friday, November 12, 2021 and be a customer
of Warren County Water District. No late entries will be considered. Winners will be
notified by December 10.

Age Divisions (contestant’s age as of August 1, 2021)
• Ages 5-8
• Ages 9-11
• Ages 12-14
• Ages 15-18

Artwork Rules
• Portrays the theme and uses the words “water” and/or “most precious resource”
• Includes the image water
• Creates a neat and clean piece with recognizable subjects (not scribbles)
• Stays within the lines of the shapes/figures created
• Uses the entire 8.5 x 11 paper
• Level of skill demonstrated
• Free of spelling and grammar errors
• Educates the viewer about water in our life
• Artwork must be original


Send entry with application to:

Attn: Jill Harmon
Warren County Water District
PO Box 10180
Bowling Green KY 42102

Click Here for Application

 

IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER

 

Warren Water Asks the Community to Imagine A Day Without Water
Launches Art Contest Ages 5-18

 

In recognition of Imagine a Day Without Water, Warren Water is joining the Value of Water Coalition and asking our community to consider the impact of living without quality tap water, our most precious resource.   

As the community considers the impact of living without water, Warren Water invite ages 5-18 to participate in our first art contest. The contest will be divided into four age divisions and within each age division cash awards will be given to first, second and third place. Winning pieces will be featured in the 2022 Warren Water calendar and posted on social media. The deadline is November 12 for entry submission.  All details can be found at www.warrenwater.com.     

The Value of Water Coalition is dedicated to educating and inspiring the nation on how water is essential and invaluable and therefore, needs investment.  The Kentucky Water Resources Board was created during the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The board was formed to provide state regulators with recommendations on water use efficiency, as well as develop a water conservation strategy for the state’s agricultural sector.  

 Kentucky Rural Water Association Executive Director Gary Larimore shared, “It is critical and more evident with the pandemic that our water resources continue to be a focus across the state.  Kentucky Rural Water Association partners with water and wastewater utilities across the state to help them protect and manage this valuable resource. We continue to make great strides.”

“Warren Water is honored to join the Value of Water Coalition and Kentucky’s Water Resources Board and hundreds of other organizations around the country who are participating in the seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water,” stated John Dix, WCWD general manager. “We look forward to engaging our youth with the art contest.  This is a great way to continue the conversation about our most precious resource. A day without water would be a public health and safety crisis.  The fight against COVID-19 would seem impossible.”      

About Warren County Water District  

Warren Water is a public water and wastewater utility serving more than 30,000 water and 7,500 wastewater customers throughout Warren County while providing operation and management services to Butler County Water System and Simpson County Water District.  There are over 1,200 miles of water mains in the Warren Water service area, which spans 530 square miles.  The Warren Water sewer system includes over 190 miles of sewer lines.  For more information, visit www.warrenwater.com  

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