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REINFORCING HEALTHY HABITS

The Wash Your Hands campaign, is being launched today 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.  This 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 is stronger when we band together,” stated Ashley Lillard, Barren River District Health Department Community Health Promotion Director.

The Wash Your Hands campaign includes free mirror clings for businesses and organizations to use in their facilities 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 the offices of Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District, Butler County Water System 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 kelsey.carter@barrenriverhealth.org.

Warren Water Asks the Community to Imagine A Day Without Water

In recognition of Imagine a Day Without Water on October 10, Warren Water is joining the Value of Water Coalition and asking our community to consider the impact of living without quality tap water.

 

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 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.”

 

“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 fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water.  A day without water would be a public health and safety crisis. It means no water to shower or flush the toilet, no water to drink or cook with, and no water to do laundry or dishes. A single nationwide day without water service would make it impossible for doctors, firefighters, and farmers to serve our communities.,” stated John Dix, WCWD general manager. “It’s great to see continued proactive steps for the future of water infrastructure at both the state and federal level.”

 

As the community considers the impact of living without water, we invite everyone to participate in our online social media push with messaging to share with family and friends.  For participants who like, share and comment on our posts between October 10 and October 12 your name will be entered in a drawing to win a pizza and pizza cutter (three winners will be drawn).  Why pizza?  Food for thought, it takes 42 gallons of water to make one slice of pizza plus everyone loves pizza.

 

JOHN DIX ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE KENTUCKY RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

 

 

Representatives of Kentucky’s public water and wastewater utilities gathered for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s (KRWA) 39th Annual Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky From August 27-29, 2018.  John Dix, General Manager of Warren County Water District, Butler County Water System, Inc. and Simpson County Water District was elected President of Kentucky Rural Water Association’s Board of Directors.

Dix has been a part of Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky since 1992 when he first joined Warren Water.  Dix’s career also included serving as Vice President of the regional engineering firm Cannon & Cannon, Inc., City Engineer for Bartlett, Tennessee, and as a Submarine Naval Architect for the Department of the Navy. A Civil Engineering graduate of Virginia Tech in 1982, he was elected to the KRWA Board of Directors in August 2015 and has served as Vice President for the past two years.  Dix has taken part in a large number of KRWA training activities and conferences as a participant, speaker and instructor.  John also serves as the President of the Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation.   Dix continues to be active in various other state and local activities, he was appointed to the state Water Resources Board by Governor Bevin in 2016, named Vice President of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Executive Committee in 2017 and serves as Secretary for the Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission.    

“It is an honor to represent the Kentucky Rural Water Association who provides support and resources to utilities from across the state” stated John Dix, Warren County Water District General Manager.  “With the upcoming celebration of their 40th anniversary next year, it’s a special time to celebrate the growth and advancements of this organization.”

 

WARREN COUNTY WATER DISTRICT SUPPORTS EDUCATION – MACE NAMED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

The Warren County Water District continues to promote education in the water supply field by offering a scholarship each year.  Kyler Mace of South Warren High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Western Kentucky University for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

“Klyer has shown outstanding achievement and strong community spirit. Not only has she achieved success academically and athletically, Kyler has given back to the community by volunteering/supporting the Humane Society, Potter Children’s Home and the Meals on Wheels program.  These qualities of a hard working student, athlete and community servant elevated her as the top candidate.  We are excited to offer assistance as Kyler furthers her higher education to pursue a Nursing degree at WKU,” said WCWD General Manager John Dix.  “This scholarship is another way we can serve our community and our customers.”

 

In an effort to foster success of future water and sewer utility professionals, the scholarship is offered to assist a Warren County high school senior pursuing further education in a related field.  The scholarship is renewable for four years, as long as requirements are maintained.

 

For application and eligibility details, students should contact their high school guidance counselor or visit www.warrenwater.com.

 

Winners of the Leak Repair Competition – Warren Water

On May 23, personnel from Warren County Water District competed in the leak repair contest at the Kentucky Rural Water Operator EXPO held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds with over 350 utility personnel attending. Warren Water had two teams competing with the team of John Potter and Rich Clothier winning the competition. This is the third year in a row that Warren Water has brought home the championship! Thanks to our champions and our second team of Rusty Coots and Brandon Edwards for their competitive edge showcasing strength, endurance, speed and determination!  Qualities found daily at Warren Water!

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