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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.

REINFORCING HEALTHY HABITS

The Wash Your Hands campaign, will launch in-conjunction with Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 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 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 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/posters for your school/daycare, business or organization stop by the offices of Warren County Water District, Simpson County Water District, Butler County Water System or the Barren River District Health Department.

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

About Warren, Simpson and Butler Water

Warren, Simpson and Butler Water are public water utilities serving more than a combined 38,000 customers and transporting over 10 million gallons a day throughout the three county region. There are over 2,000 miles of water mains in the service areas, which span over a total of 1,300 square miles.

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