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


Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections July 15 – July 20

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Aristides Blvd Creek Path Ln Day Lily Dr Denburn Ct Drummond Dr

Volunteers needed for Kentucky River Clean Sweep

Take part in the Kentucky River Clean Sweep on Saturday, July 27. Volunteers are needed to collect trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that border Fayette County.  

One of the coolest parking garages in America just got cooler

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) in collaboration with CDP Engineers are proud to announce the completion of a stormwater treatment system in the Helix Garage. Last year, LPA was awarded a LFUCG Stormwater Grant for the project which had a proposed cost of $300,000, with LPA paying 20% of the final cost.



Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

  1. Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee

    9 – 11 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

  1. Water Quality Fees Board

    9 a.m.