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BUTLER WATER CELEBRATES NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK

Butler Water kicked off this year’s National Drinking Water Week with an invitation to “Protect the Source” throughout Butler County and across the region.

Butler Water, Kentucky Rural Water Association, the American Water Works Association and water utilities nationwide will celebrate National Drinking Water Week (May 6-12) by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily lives.  Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can take personal responsibility in caring for their tap water and protecting its source.     

“We can’t minimize the importance of a healthy water supply in our daily lives. National Drinking Water Week provides an opportunity to recognize this valuable resource and service,” said John Dix, BCWS General Manager. “Butler Water encourages customers to be actively aware of how they personally connect with water and help us protect our water supply.”

National Drinking Water Week 2018 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 Butler Water who work around the clock to bring safe, reliable water to residences and businesses, testing the water 250,000 times a month to ensure quality,” Dix added, “This week gives us the opportunity to recognize their commitment to customers and quality service.”

Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe water in North America.  AWWA has more than 60,000 members worldwide.  Butler Water is proud to participate in this tradition as your local water provider.

About Butler County Water System, Inc.

Butler Water serves a diverse blend of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial water users.  The system provides an average of 900,000 gallons of water each day through a network of 528 miles of pipeline in a 440-square-mile area. Butler Water draws its supply from the Green River which is then treated at it’s 2 million gallon per day treatment plant in Morgantown.  Details about Butler Water can be found online at butlerwater.com.

 

Protect The Source

Remembering Don Lindsey

Butler Water experienced the loss of a friend and board member over the weekend.  Don Lindsey served as a Director on the Butler County Water Board since 2007.  He was well respected by his peers and the Butler Water team.  His continued commitment to the community over the years was a statement to his values of serving others.  Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with his family and the many people he touched.  

New Payment System has been launched!

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 Butler County Water System 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.

Click here to learn more.

 

Winter Tips

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.

Reinforcing Healthy Habits

The Wash Your Hands campaign, launched in-conjunction with Global Handwashing Day, to reinforce healthy habits within the community.  The campaign is sponsored by Butler County Water System, Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District 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 Butler, Warren and Simpson 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 kelsey.carter@barrenriverhealth.org.

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