The Monroe County Water District celebrated its 40th anniversary by combining a customer appreciation day with a formal ceremony at the district’s office on April 9, 2015. A large crowd gathered to participate in the celebration and enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by district staff and volunteers. Door prizes were awarded during the event as people mingled through the crowd visiting with current and past federal, state and local elected officials, federal and state agency personnel, water district commissioners, staff and customers.
Chairman, Mark Williams opened the celebration by welcoming everyone to the 40th Anniversary and thanking everyone, especially the customers for their commitment and support of the utility over the years. “It took the assistance of each of you to make the Monroe County Water District the successful utility system it is today.” Monroe County Judge/Executive, Tommy Willett recognized a number of special guests including the representatives of federal, state and local elected officials, several state agency representatives and current and past Monroe County Water District commissioners and staff.
The Kentucky Rural Water Association commends the Monroe County Water District board and staff, both past and present, for their outstanding dedication and contribution to the development and distribution of safe drinking water to their customers. KRWA extends its heartfelt congratulations to the Monroe County Water District on its 40th Anniversary!
- Created on April 9, 1975
- Water purchase contract with City of Tompkinsville, January 5, 1976
- Purchased Gamaliel Water System, December 19, 1978
- 8 major water system improvement projects from 1978-2003
- New office and shop on Capp Harlan Road built in 1999
- 634 miles of existing water lines
- 4 elevated and 4 standpipe storage tanks
- 1,345,700 gallons storage capacity
- 8 pump stations
- 3,421 active customers