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FISHING FOR A CAUSE

Warren, Simpson and Butler Water to host second annual Fishing for a Cause on Saturday, September 24 to support United Way of Southern Kentucky’s Feed the Need campaign. The tournament will be held at Port Oliver Boat Ramp from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mark your calendar and make plans to participate.

Early registration begins the week of the tournament or participants can register on September 24th beginning at 4:30 a.m. for further details and questions contact Matt Stinson at 270-618-1832.

Join us as we LIVE UNITED.

BUTLER COUNTY WATER SYSTEM SUPPORTS EDUCATION – MCKEE NAMED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

The Butler County Water System promotes education in the water supply field by offering an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior.  Avery McKee of Butler County High School was presented with a $1,000 scholarship to Western Kentucky University for the 2022-2023 academic year.   

“Avery has demonstrated leadership and dedication as a student and as a member of her community,” said BCWS General Manager Jacob Cuarta. “She maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her high school career. Avery volunteered at the local nursing home and supported tornado relief. We are excited to offer assistance as she furthers her higher education in health sciences. This scholarship is another way that we can serve our community and our customers.”    

In an effort to foster success of future water utility professionals the scholarship is offered to assist a Butler 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.butlerwater.com.   

About Butler County Water System   

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 its 2 million gallon per day treatment plant in Morgantown.  Details about Butler Water can be found online at butlerwater.com.

BUTLER WATER ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

 

Butler County Water System, Inc. Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jacob Cuarta as the new general manager. He will also serve as the general manager for Warren County Water District and Simpson County Water District. Cuarta, replaces John Dix, who is retiring in June after serving our community for over 30 years.

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 the legacy of dedication to ensure high-quality water and wastewater services throughout the entire service area. The strong team culture combined 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. (Morgantown, KY)- Butler Water commends the hardworking men and women who help ensure that tap water is “There When You Need It” during Drinking Water Week held May 1-7. 

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.      

BUTLER WATER COMMENDS  WATER PROFESSIONALS DURING WATER WEEK

 

Butler Water commends the hardworking men and women who help ensure that tap water is “There When You Need It” during Drinking Water Week held May 1-7. 

Butler 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. Health organizations recommend that normal hygienic practices, including handwashing for 20 seconds, may play an important role in slowing the spread of germs.

“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, BCWS General Manager.  “With the pandemic and devastating storms, we reflect on the heroic work of all who place themselves in harm’s way to keep us healthy and safe. Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler County Water System, Inc.

Butler Water serves a diverse blend of over 5,000 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 the 2 million gallon per day treatment plant in Morgantown.  Details about Butler Water can be found online at butlerwater.com.           

ROCHESTER DAM REGIONAL WATER COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RENOVATION PROJECT COMPLETION

The Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission (RDRWC)  is pleased to announce the completion of the Rochester Dam renovation project, a vital water supply to the region.  With the dam preserved, the pool levels have stabilized ensuring over 50,000 residents in Ohio, Butler, Muhlenberg, and Daviess Counties with continued safe drinking water.

“We are elated to see this renovation project come to completion,” explained John Dix, Secretary for RDRWC. “Thanks to the tremendous collaboration of Ohio, Butler, and Muhlenberg counties along with Perdue Inc., Ohio County Water District, Morgantown Utilities, and Butler County Water System, the stability of this dam is secured for the protection of our water supply and the preservation of thousands of jobs in the region. The final phase involved adding a barrier to protect the dam and stabilize original water levels. The Rochester Dam, constructed in the 1830s, has served our region for nearly two centuries.”

On October 1, 2015, the RDRWC entered a twenty-five year management lease with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to preserve the Rochester Dam, enabling RDRWC to protect and preserve the pool level. USACE provided guidance and studies over the years resulting in approved funding from strong partnerships among citizens and government officials.

“We appreciate the continued commitment from our federal, state, and local elected officials for their support to protect our water source for the region,” said Weymouth Martin, Chairman of the RDRWC. “The $4.4 million project would not have been possible without the award of a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The remainder of the project costs were covered by a loan through Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation.”

The Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission was formed in 2013 through a collaboration of county and utility leaders serving Ohio, Butler, and Muhlenberg Counties. The mission of the RDRWC is to provide an adequate and dependable supply of water for the region which derives its water supply from Pool 3 of the Green River.

https://www.wbko.com/2021/11/12/rochester-dam-renovations-completed/

Reinforcing Healthy habits

The Wash Your Hands campaign, launches in-conjunction with Global Handwashing Day, to reinforce healthy habits within the community.  The annual campaign is sponsored by Butler County Water System, Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District 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 Butler, Warren and Simpson Water has proven to be successful in the past. Our outreach is stronger when we band together and is even more important during a pandemic,” stated Ashley Lillard, Barren River District Health Department Director for Population Health.

The wash your hands campaign provides free mirror clings for schools, daycares, businesses and other organizations to use in their facilities.  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 fight against COVID-19 impacts everyone within our community and by reinforcing our messaging to properly wash hands for at least 20 seconds will lessen the spread with the continued reminders. Frequent and proper hand hygiene is on the most important things we can all do to prevent infection. Good health is in your hands.”

To receive free mirror clings/posters for your school/daycare, business or organization stop by the offices of Butler County Water System, Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District or the Barren River District Health Department.

For Wash Your Hands campaign details visit www.butlerwater.com www.warrenwater.com, www.simpsonwater.com or www.barrenriverhealth.org

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