Water Shortage Advisory Issued

Kentucky American Water has issued a water shortage advisory for Fayette, Bourbon, Clark, Harrison, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford counties until further notice.

Customers are asked to voluntarily limit their outdoor watering practices, like washing cars, filling pools, and watering lawns.
Residents are asked to only water between 6:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. and 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m on designated days.

Those designated days to water outside of addresses ending in odd numbers are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
For even numbers those days are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
All customers are asked not to water outside on Mondays.

In a statement, Kentucky American Water President Nick Rowe says, “Although we are committed to providing quality, unrestricted water service for our customers, we appreciate our customers’ cooperation in reducing their outdoor water usage during these unusually hot, dry conditions in our region.”


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  • by whitebass Location: richmond on Aug 18, 2007 at 02:49 PM
    Mike from Lexington, is telling it right! Preach on Brother!
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Aug 17, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    I agree with you Rachel in Dry Ridge. I am not going to stop washing my car just because of this. It is stupid that they would even think of something like that. I also agree with martha in lexington. I work in Hamburg and, do you know how many sprinklers I see going everyday on my way to and from work? It is a bunch. Does that mean that if I pay thousands of dollars to landscape my yard that I can water whenever I want? That is what they are doing and it is absolutely ridiculous. I think that the city should fine the businesses that are constantly watering throughout the day.
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on Aug 17, 2007 at 04:00 AM
    I will voluntarily limit my outdoor watering practices if they will voluntarily reduce my water bill by, oh, say, half?
  • by Mary Location: LEXINGTON on Aug 16, 2007 at 06:44 PM
    WHAT HAPPEN TO THE RULE THAT WAS VOTED ON AND PASSED THAT THEY WOULD REMOVE THE PRIVATE PROPERTY TAXES? Ex. cars?
  • by Martha Location: Lexington on Aug 16, 2007 at 02:17 PM
    UK and the VA on cooper drive need to stop watering also. The VA is watering every morning rain or shine. I agree with the no watering, now if you could convince my neighbors. That's another story.
  • by Mike Location: Lexington on Aug 16, 2007 at 01:31 PM
    In 1999, Kentucky American proposed building a pipeline to Louisville. Our Urban County Council members voted against it because Woodford residents said it would alter the springs in the County. They built I-64 through Woodford and it didn't affect the springs so our do nothing City government was intimidated by a bunch of thugs from Woodford. That was 8 years ago and we still haven't done anything. Build the line to Louisville and quit worring about the water shortage and shouldn't exist.
  • by Rachel Location: Dry RIdge on Aug 16, 2007 at 11:20 AM
    I will obey the no watering - as soon as government shuts down car wash facilities.I can't wash my own car - but someone can make money off washing it for me, just because I banned from using water?

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