Water Quality

The Division of Water Quality provides residents of Lexington-Fayette County with wastewater treatment and stormwater management services. The city’s sanitary sewer system includes 81 pump stations, over 1400 miles of sewer pipe, and two large wastewater treatment plants (Town Branch and West Hickman).

Water Quality also manages the city’s storm sewer system by implementing its Stormwater Quality Management Program and by constructing capital projects to repair or replace broken or undersized pipes and conduits that are causing flooding problems.  

Additionally, Water Quality works with community groups and other LFUCG divisions to provide opportunities for the public and local businesses to improve water quality for the community. We manage the Stormwater Incentive Grant Program to provide funding for businesses, schools and neighborhoods to undertake stormwater infrastructure and education projects. We are also involved with events that help improve water quality such as Reforest the Bluegrass and the Great American Clean Up.


Part of South Mill to be closed for sanitary sewer work

South Mill Street will be temporarily closed to traffic between High Street and Maxwell Street starting on Tuesday, May 28 for sanitary sewer construction. The roadway is expected to reopen by early fall.

Intersection of Gainesway Drive and Greentree Road to be closed

After delays due to recent severe weather, sanitary sewer construction has finally reached the intersection of Gainesway Drive and Greentree Road. The intersection will be closed beginning Monday, April 22 and is anticipated to reopen by May 1.

Part of Devonport Drive to be closed temporarily for sewer work

Part of Devonport Drive will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 27, for sewer construction. The closure is expected to last for two weeks.