Water Quality

The Division of Water Quality provides citizens of Lexington-Fayette County with wastewater treatment and stormwater management services. The city’s sanitary sewer system includes 81 pump stations, 1,367 miles of sewer line, and two large wastewater treatment plants (Town Branch and West Hickman). 

Water Quality also works with community groups and other LFUCG divisions to provide opportunities for the public and local businesses to participate in improving water quality for the community.  Some of these events include Reforest the Bluegrass and the Great American Clean-Up. 


Stormwater grant recipients announced

Nineteen grant recipients were awarded $1.7 million through the Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program this year. This program is designed to support projects in Lexington that improve and protect water quality. Revenue from the Water Quality Management Fee supports this grant program.

City ready for snow and ice event

Lexington is ready for the winter weather forecasted for Friday and Saturday.

Lexington’s eight annual Gobble Grease Toss a big success

If you came out to the Gobble Grease Toss last week, you helped us set a record. Lexington collected more oil than ever, clocking in at 402 gallons from 83 participants. There must have been a lot of turkeys fried this Thanksgiving!



Friday, March 2

  1. Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee

    9 a.m. – noon