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EVERYDAY HEROES – DEDICATION TO WATER & WASTEWATER SERVICES

Today we remind ourselves that we are thankful for all the heroes that push forward to care for the community, thank you.  Those everyday heroes include our team at Warren, Simpson and Butler Water providing water and wastewater services 24/7.  At our utilities, we are strongly committed to protecting public health. 

Over the last 100 years, improvements in the health, success, and lifespan of the U.S. population can be linked to improvements in water quality. Providing safe drinking water was one of the most important public health achievements of the 20th century. Water treatment and disinfection has helped ensure access to healthy and safe water for millions of Americans.

“Our team of dedicated employees understand their vital role as operators in providing water and wastewater services. Our employees care, taking on additional duties and extending further measures to fulfill our mission daily,” stated General Manager John Dix. “The appreciation of our team of professionals is even greater during this difficult time as they work hard to defeat the spread of COVID-19.”

Butler Water Reduces Hours of Operation Due to COVID-19 Precautions

Effective immediately, Butler Water will limit the operating hours for drive through window services due to COVID-19 precautions.  Butler Water will offer drive through window services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. As announced last week, our lobby will remain closed to public access. Customers are encouraged to make payments by utilizing our website, text, or automated phone system. Payments may also be deposited in our after-hours payment box located in our drive through.

Butler Water has equipped our front-line employees with additional supplies to keep thier hands and work areas clean throughout the day.  To avoid unnecessary contact, we encourage all customers to take advantage of our online services. For payments, questions, or other services, please visit www.butlerwater.com or call 270-526-4656.  

Thank you for your patience as we stay committed to providing water 24/7, while keeping the safety and health of the community our top priority. 

College Scholarship Deadline Extended to May 15, 2020

To promote education in the region while reinforcing efforts to support development of a quality workforce, Butler County Water System is launching a $1,000 scholarship program. The scholarship, awarded annually, will go to Butler County graduates planning to attend Western Kentucky University or South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College (Franklin/Bowling Green campuses).

“The service we provide is closely linked to the quality of life in Butler County and to the young people who are educated here,” said Weymouth Martin, President, BCWS Board of Directors. “We see this scholarship as one more way we can serve our community and our customers.”

The 2020 Butler County graduating seniors will be the first group eligible for the BCWS scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for four years, as long as scholarship requirements are maintained.

The scholarship program will be administered by the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University.

“We are excited about Butler Water joining the other civic organizations, companies, and strong alumni base that already support scholarships for students. We look forward to contributing our assistance in their scholarship program,” said Donald Smith, President of the College Heights Foundation at WKU.

For application and eligibility details, students should contact their high school guidance counselor or visit bulterwater.com. The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to May 15, 2020.

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 Suspends Turn Offs Temporarily Amid Health Concerns Over the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Butler Water continues to monitor the Coronavirus crisis on a regular basis. We recognize that access to clean water for washing hands is a vital component in reducing the spread of the virus. Because of this, we have decided to suspend turn offs for non-payment.

This is a temporary measure and customers are still responsible for paying their water bill. Butler 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 270.526.4656.

To continue our efforts in protecting our community and employees, Butler Water will also be closing our lobby to public access. Payments can be made through our payment portal on our website, by text, by phone through our automated system, or our drive through window and night deposit box. Additional information regarding other Butler Water services can be found at www.butlerwater.com. We appreciate your consideration during these difficult times.

COVID-19: Butler Water’s Role in Protecting Public Health

The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in any of the nation’s drinking-water supplies. The EPA has reinforced that our disinfection process is effective in neutralizing COVID-19. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

At Butler Water we are taking proactive measures to ensure we can continue to provide our customers with water and sewer services throughout this crisis.  Health officials say the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is essential to protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the coronavirus outbreak. Frequent and proper hand hygiene is one of the most important things we all can do to prevent infection. That means washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

At Butler Water, our top priority is to keep our community and employees healthy so that we can continue to serve our customers.  To avoid unnecessary contact, we are encouraging all customers to take advantage of our online services.  For payments, questions, or other services, please visit www.butlerwater.com or call 270-526-4656.

The following everyday actions will also help protect you and your loved ones:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more information, we recommend you visit the CDC, EPA and state health department web pages for the latest updates:

CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

EPA – Drinking Water & Wastewater FAQs – https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater#tapwater

Kentucky’s Department of Public Health –  www.kycovid19.ky.gov

BUTLER WATER OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP TO BUTLER COUNTY SENIORS

To promote education in the region while reinforcing efforts to support development of a quality workforce, Butler County Water System is launching a $1,000 scholarship program. The scholarship, awarded annually, will go to Butler County graduates planning to attend Western Kentucky University or South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College (Franklin/Bowling Green campuses).

“The service we provide is closely linked to the quality of life in Butler County and to the young people who are educated here,” said Weymouth Martin, President, BCWS Board of Directors. “We see this scholarship as one more way we can serve our community and our customers.”

The 2020 Butler County graduating seniors will be the first group eligible for the BCWS scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for four years, as long as scholarship requirements are maintained.

The scholarship program will be administered by the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University.

“We are excited about Butler Water joining the other civic organizations, companies, and strong alumni base that already support scholarships for students. We look forward to contributing our assistance in their scholarship program,” said Donald Smith, President of the College Heights Foundation at WKU.

For application and eligibility details, students should contact their high school guidance counselor or visit bulterwater.com. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2020.

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.

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