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

News

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections August 6 - 10

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 ALUMNI DR ARCADIA PARK BARBERRY LN CAPE COD CIR

City to collect household hazardous waste – Saturday, October 20

Fayette County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a collection event on Saturday, October 20. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections July 30 – August 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 ANTIETAM RD APPOMATTOX RD ATHENIA DR CAPE COD CIR

Contact

Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

  1. Water Quality Fees Board

    9 a.m. – noon

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

  1. Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee

    9 a.m. – noon