Owensboro Municipal Utilities

Owensboro Water Main Breaks Fixed

Jul 10, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Crews isolated the two breaks Monday at Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ Plant A and repaired them overnight. The utility company says water pressure should return Tuesday afternoon, but the boil order will remain in place while crews flush the water system. The company says state officials will most likely lift the order Thursday after an inspection.

OMU spokersperson Sonya Dixon said she is not sure how much water was poured from the breaks, nor does she know the cost of the damage. 

Owensboro Businesses Affected By Water Main Break

Jul 9, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

A phone call interrupted Danny Sanders’ sleep this morning.

"My alarm’s set for 6:30 and my phone rang at like 6:08, and I recognized the phone number for the police department, and I was like ‘Aw, somebody done broke into my car lot,'" he said. "But when they told me it was underwater I was like ‘Oh my gosh. Monday morning, right after a holiday week.'"

Sanders owns Sanders Auto Mart. It’s a car dealership on 4th street near Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ (OMU) Plant A, where a water main broke early Monday morning. Water poured from the break and into Sanders’ business.

Owensboro plant closure a "win"

Sep 23, 2015

Environmentalists are calling the planned closure of an Owensboro power plant a victory. 

Owensboro Municipal Utilities has announced that it will shut down Unit 1 of the Elmer Smith Power Plant sometime between 2019 and 2021.

Former Evansville City Council member Wendy Bredhold now works for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. She tells WNIN that the plant closure is a positive. She says it wasn't producing energy for the local community.