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, 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


Recycle your cooking oil at the Gobble Grease Toss

Recycle your used cooking oil for free at the Gobble Grease Toss on Friday, Nov. 23.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections October 29 – November 3

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. ALEXANDRIA DR ALLENRIDGE PT BYRD THURMAN DR CAMBRIDGE DR CREEKSIDE CT

City’s leaf vacuuming program to start on Nov. 5

Lexington’s vacuum leaf collection program will begin on Monday, Nov. 5.  The vacuum pickup is offered once a year for single-family homes that receive city waste collection service.



Thursday, April 11, 2019

  1. Water Quality Fees Board

    9 a.m. – noon

Friday, June 7, 2019

  1. Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee

    9 – 11 a.m.