Representatives of Kentucky’s public water and wastewater utilities gathered for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s (KRWA) 39th Annual Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky From August 27-29, 2018. John Dix, General Manager of Warren County Water District, Butler County Water System, Inc. and Simpson County Water District was elected President of Kentucky Rural Water Association’s Board of Directors.
Dix has been a part of Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky since 1992 when he first joined Warren Water. Dix’s career also included serving as Vice President of the regional engineering firm Cannon & Cannon, Inc., City Engineer for Bartlett, Tennessee, and as a Submarine Naval Architect for the Department of the Navy. A Civil Engineering graduate of Virginia Tech in 1982, he was elected to the KRWA Board of Directors in August 2015 and has served as Vice President for the past two years. Dix has taken part in a large number of KRWA training activities and conferences as a participant, speaker and instructor. John also serves as the President of the Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation. Dix continues to be active in various other state and local activities, he was appointed to the state Water Resources Board by Governor Bevin in 2016, named Vice President of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Executive Committee in 2017 and serves as Secretary for the Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission.
“It is an honor to represent the Kentucky Rural Water Association who provides support and resources to utilities from across the state” stated John Dix, Warren County Water District General Manager. “With the upcoming celebration of their 40th anniversary next year, it’s a special time to celebrate the growth and advancements of this organization.”
Simpson County Water is pleased to release the 2018 Water Quality Report
Simpson Water kicked off this year’s National Drinking Water Week with an invitation to “Protect the Source” throughout Simpson County and across the region.
Simpson 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, SCWD General Manager. “Simpson 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 Simpson Water who work around the clock to bring safe, reliable water to residences and businesses, testing the water 65,000 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 Simpson County Water District
Simpson Water is a public water utility serving more than 3,300 customers and transporting over 1.0 million gallons a day throughout Simpson County. The system includes over 370 miles of pipeline in the Simpson Water service area, which spans 260 square miles. For more information visit www.simpsonwater.com
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 Simpson County Water District 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.
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.
Simpson Water to Receive Grant
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $665,000 grant to Simpson County Water District to make water system improvements needed to serve businesses locating in Franklin, KY including a German manufacturer of brake rotors for automobiles, which is establishing its first U.S. plant in Franklin. The project is expected to spur $193 million in private investment and create more than 340 jobs.
“I commend Simpson County for their continued efforts to attract investors to the region,” said United States Congressman James Comer. “This project strengthens the regional economy, supports capital investment, and creates jobs.”
Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority Chairman, Gary Broady shared, “We welcome our German friends of Fritz Winter and are elated to have North Wilkey Industrial Park future home to their first U.S. plant. The grant is an excellent example of the support by our elected officials to provide critical infrastructure for future growth within our region.”
EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds. More information on EDA’s grant process and investment process can be found at www.eda.gov.
“The water system improvements will upgrade and create new water lines in the Henderson Industrial Park and the Blackjack community to support the new Fritz Winter facility while enhancing our capability to attract new manufacturing,” said Simpson County Water District Board Chairman Ray Mann. “Simpson Water works closely with the economic development community to keep pace with changing needs. This includes identifying growth opportunities and industry needs, brainstorming ways to meet those needs, and ensuring adequate and reliable water services. Simpson Water appreciates the efforts of our Industrial Authority and the support of our elected officials.”