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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.

SIMPSON COUNTY WATER DISTRICT SUPPORTS EDUCATION – HUMPHREY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

The Simpson County Water District promotes education in the water supply field by offering an annual scholarship. Elsa Humphrey of Franklin-Simpson High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Western Kentucky University for the 2022-2023 academic year at the awards program held May 11.  

“Elsa has demonstrated leadership and dedication with her academic achievement leading to a 4.0 GPA while supporting extracurricular activities,” said SCWD General Manager Jacob Cuarta. “She is an excellent example for her school and community. Elsa served as the captain of her soccer team and participated in Beta along with FFA.  We are excited to offer assistance as she furthers her higher education. This scholarship is another way we can serve our community and our customers.”   

In an effort to foster success of future water and sewer utility professionals, the scholarship is offered to assist a Simpson 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.simpsonwater.com.  

About Simpson County Water District  

Simpson Water is a public water utility serving more than 3,500 customers and transporting over 1.1 million gallons a day throughout Simpson County.  The system includes over 400 miles of pipeline in the Simpson Water service area, which spans 260 square miles.  For more information visit www.simpsonwater.com.

SIMPSON WATER ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Simpson County Water District Board of Commissioners 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 Butler County Water System, Inc. 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.

About Simpson County Water District
Simpson Water is a public water utility serving more than 3,500 customers and transporting over 1.1 million gallons a day throughout Simpson County.  The system includes over 400 miles of pipeline in the Simpson Water service area, which spans 260 square miles.  For more information visit www.simpsonwater.com.  

SIMPSON WATER COMMENDS  WATER PROFESSIONALS DURING WATER WEEK

Simpson 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.  

Simpson 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, 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, SCWD 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. Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson County Water District
Simpson Water is a public water utility serving more than 3,500 customers and transporting over 1.1 million gallons a day throughout Simpson County.  The system includes over 400 miles of pipeline in the Simpson Water service area, which spans 260 square miles.  For more information visit www.simpsonwater.com.  

SIMPSON COUNTY WATER DISTRICT RECEIVES FUNDS FROM THE AMERICAN RECOVERY ACT

The Simpson County Water District received $180,174 from the American Recovery Plan Act also known as the Clean Water Program through the state legislature. Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman joined local officials in Simpson County last week to distribute funds to the City of Franklin and Simpson Water.

The funds awarded to Simpson Water will be utilized to support the replacement of over 5,000 feet of aging water lines with frequent leaks.  “Thanks to the support and leadership from our state and local elected officials, the importance of water infrastructure remains a priority,” said SCWD General Manager John Dix. “It is critical for our community to have safe, reliable water 24/7. We are thankful to have the additional funding to support much needed repairs.”

The project will eliminate several miles of failing lines and improve service to more than 100 customers.  The improvements will impact areas across Simpson County as Simpson Water continuously works to improve infrastructure and reduce water loss.

About Simpson County Water District 

Simpson Water is a public water utility serving more than 3,500 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

SIMPSON WATER ART CONTEST 2021

Age Division Winners – First Place ($50), Second Place ($30), Third Place ($20)


Contest Criteria

Theme
• What water means to me

Objective
• To increase awareness among youth, educate the public about the
importance of water in our daily lives.

Awards
• In each age group, a cash prize will be awarded to first place ($50), second place
($30) and third place ($20). First, second and third place recipients for
all age divisions will have their original artwork returned to them. Winning
pieces will be featured in the 2022 Simpson Water Calendar.

Deadline
• Entries must be postmarked by Friday, November 12, 2021 and be a customer
of Simpson County Water District. No late entries will be considered. Winners will be
notified by December 10.

Age Divisions (contestant’s age as of August 1, 2021)
• Ages 5-8
• Ages 9-11
• Ages 12-14
• Ages 15-18

Artwork Rules
• Portrays the theme and uses the words “water” and/or “most precious resource”
• Includes the image water
• Creates a neat and clean piece with recognizable subjects (not scribbles)
• Stays within the lines of the shapes/figures created
• Uses the entire 8.5 x 11 paper
• Level of skill demonstrated
• Free of spelling and grammar errors
• Educates the viewer about water in our life
• Artwork must be original


Send entry with application to:

Attn: Jill Harmon
Simpson County Water District
108 Morgantown Rd
Franklin KY 42134

Click Here for Application

 

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