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.
The Wash Your Hands campaign, launched in-conjunction with Global Handwashing Day, to reinforce healthy habits within the community. The campaign is sponsored by Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District, Butler County Water System and the Barren River District Health Department. The community wide Wash Your Hands campaign brings attention to proper handwashing in an effort to keep our community healthy.
“The Barren River District Health Department works to help our communities stay at their optimal health and we are always eager to form partnerships with other organizations that are interested in promoting healthy lifestyles – that’s why this alliance with Warren, Simpson and Butler Water has proven to be successful in the past. As always, our outreach can be stronger when we band together,” stated Lisa Houchin, Barren River District Health Department Community Health Promotion Director.
The Wash Your Hands campaign includes mirror clings for businesses and organizations to use in their facilities for free and “Wash Your Hands” presentations provided by trained Health Educators from BRDHD at no cost for schools and daycares. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing is the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others.
General Manager John Dix is pleased to launch this campaign once again with BRDHD. “The overwhelming response from businesses and schools was a big reason to continue this campaign and partnership. Our team received positive feedback regarding the important reminders to wash for 20 seconds or sing the Happy Birthday song. Our message is simply to spread the word, not the germs.”
To receive free mirror clings for your business or organization please stop by our offices or the Barren River District Health Department. Schools and daycares can schedule free handwashing demonstrations by calling Barren River District Health Department at 270-781-8039 (dial ext. 160 ) or emailing email@example.com.
Educating the community on a problem that is causing increased expenses and resources for the community is key. Disposable wipes are causing increased problems within Warren County Water District’s wastewater 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 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 flush-able and with an increase in product choices/demand the problem increases for utilities across the country.”
Warren Water has endured extreme expenses related to clogged wastewater pump stations & pump damage. Clogs cause systems to operate inefficiently and waste electricity. General Manager John Dix added, “Community education will be key to the solution. With involvement within the community Warren Water will be able to sustain efficiency and minimize spending related to wipes.”
Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District and Butler Water System, Inc. collected for United Way’s “Feed The Need” Food Drive donating more than 23,000 items from an employee base of approximately 60. The items collected were distributed between the three counties on March 17.
“Feed the Need is United Way of Southern Kentucky’s most significant event for providing Safety Net services in our community. Many people in our region continue to struggle with even the most basic needs like food. The support of our community partners like Warren, Simpson and Butler Water is essential to impact those needs. We appreciate the support of every employee at Warren, Simpson and Butler Water for their tremendous efforts in all facets of support for United Way. The employees have already made a generous commitment of nearly $22,000 in 2017 for United Way of Southern Kentucky during their employee campaign” added Debbie Hills, President & CEO.
“Warren, Simpson and Butler Water LIVE UNITED daily, stated General Manager John Dix. “Our team continues to raise the bar each year in an effort to fill even more shelves at local food banks. I am honored to be a part of such a compassionate group of professionals.”