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: April 10-14

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Barnwell Ln Beaumont Centre Cir/Ln/Pkwy Burns Ct Carrington Ct

Put down roots at Reforest the Bluegrass

For 18 years now, volunteers have come together to plant roots in Lexington’s future. Since 1999, volunteers have planted some 128,000 tree seedlings to improve streamside habitat and water quality as part of Reforest the Bluegrass.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections: April 3-7

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Barnwell Ln Beaumont Centre Cir/Ln/Pkwy Burns Ct Carrington Ct

Contact

Meetings

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  1. Water Quality Fees Board

    9 a.m. – noon