Hydrant Flushing 4/26/17

The Frankfort Plant Board has begun its annual hydrant flushing. Flushing is necessary to maintain the integrity and quality of the distribution system and to ensure hydrants are functioning properly. This will also allow FPB to obtain fire-fighting flow information, which is shared with the city and county fire departments.

 

We ask that motorists please use caution in the flushing area due to possible water in the roadway. Some discoloration may occur in your tap water. This is normal. If discoloration persists after running your faucet for a short time, please call 352-4372.

 

Hydrant flushing areas for April 26 are:

·         Bald Knob Rd.

·         Buttimer Hill

·         Bellepoint

·         Industrial Park 3

·         Millcreek

·         College Park

·         Sower Blvd.

·         KSU area

·         Hickory Dr.

Boil Water Advisory Cancelled 4/25/17

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board is notifying you that the Division of Water of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has now canceled the Boil Water Advisory.

 

This Advisory was issued 4/24/17 due to the loss of pressure in the water main caused by damage to the water main.

 

The streets affected were:

·       Clifton Rd From Steele Rd to 5075 Clifton Rd

·       3095 Steele Rd

If you should have any questions or problems with normal service or water quality, please call 352-4372.

Hydrant Flushing 4/25/17

The Frankfort Plant Board has begun its annual hydrant flushing. Flushing is necessary to maintain the integrity and quality of the distribution system and to ensure hydrants are functioning properly. This will also allow FPB to obtain fire-fighting flow information, which is shared with the city and county fire departments.

We ask that motorists please use caution in the flushing area due to possible water in the roadway. Some discoloration may occur in your tap water. This is normal. If discoloration persists after running your faucet for a short time, please call 352-4372.

Today's hydrant flushing areas are:

- Deerwood Dr.

- Deer Ridge

- Hanly Ln.

- Lane View Dr.

- Duncan Rd.

- Fortune Dr.

- Corporate Dr.

- South Frankfort 

 

Boil Water Advisory Issued 4/24/17

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board advises to boil the water before drinking or using it for cooking. The advisory is in effect for the following area:

 

·       Clifton Rd from Steele Rd to 5075 Clifton Rd

·       3095 Steele Rd

 

A vigorous boil for at least two minutes is recommended. This Boil Water Advisory is a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the water main caused by damage to the water main.

 

This Advisory will remain in effect until lab analysis of water samples taken confirms that the potable water supply in the effected area is safe to drink. You will receive a notice when this advisory is lifted.

 

If you have any questions concerning the Boil Water Advisory please call 352-4372.

Hydrant Flushing - 4/24/17

The Frankfort Plant Board has begun its annual hydrant flushing. Flushing is necessary to maintain the integrity and quality of the distribution system and to insure hydrants are functioning properly. This will also allow FPB to obtain fire-fighting flow information, which is shared with the city and county fire departments.

We ask that motorists please use caution in the flushing area due to possible water in the roadway. Some discoloration may occur in your tap water. This is normal. If discoloration persists after running your faucet for a short time, please call 352-4372.

Today's hydrant flushing areas are:

- Coffee Tree Rd.

- Glenns Creek Rd.

- Capital View Park

- Capitol side of downtown

- McCracken Pike

- Deerwood area

Boil Water Advisory Cancelled

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board is notifying you that the Division of Water of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has now cancelled the Boil Water Advisory.

 

This Advisory was issued 4/21/17 due to the loss of pressure in the water main caused by Plant Board crews repairing a water main break.

 

The streets affected were:

 

• 200 to 221 Donalynn Dr

 

If you should have any questions or problems with normal service or water quality please call 352-4372

 

Boil Water Advisory issued

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board advises to boil the water before drinking or using it for cooking. The advisory is in effect for the following area:

 

• 200 to 221 Donalynn Dr

 

A vigorous boil for at least two minutes is recommended. This Boil Water Advisory is a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the water main caused by damage to the water main.

 

This Advisory will remain in effect until lab analysis of water samples taken confirms that the potable water supply in the effected area is safe to drink. You will receive a notice when this advisory is lifted.

 

If you have any questions concerning the Boil Water Advisory please call 352-4372

Board considers reservoir options

The Frankfort Plant Board has approved moving forward with a project to replace the 130-year-old reservoir tanks, which have reached the end of their service life. Replacement of the existing tanks as is with two 4.6M gallon tanks and flat roofs is estimated to cost $8.15 million. The approved plan is to replace the two existing tanks with one tank for the foreseeable future (30-35 years, if not longer) given demand remains consistent. Once the final design is approved, the north basin will remain operational while the south basin is replaced. When the new tank is complete, the north tank will be removed, leaving area to build another tank in the future if demand requires it. The board is considering the following options for replacement.




Frankfort Plant Board discusses water reservoir roof options

At its April meeting, the Frankfort Plant Board discussed roof options for the new water reservoir that will replace the current tanks. The board also reviewed options for offering cable skinny bundles and agreed to move forward on a partnership with Frankfort Independent Schools to reduce the digital divide among students.

The board voted at its March meeting to replace the 130-year-old reservoir tanks, which have reached the end of their service life. At last month’s meeting, the board also requested further information from a tank manufacturer on different roof options.

Talmadge Mincey, a representative from tank manufacturer CROM International, discussed tank construction including the concrete roof options. The cost for replacing the tanks has been estimated at $4 million. This cost includes a standard 1/10th rise free-span concrete dome. The tank consultant reported that a 1/16th rise free-span concrete dome would cut the height of the standard dome by seven feet and would add $500,000 to the project. The column-supported flat roof is a more complicated design, would raise the side wall by approximately two feet and would cost an additional $1.75 million to construct.

After hearing the presentation, the board requested renderings or a 3-D model of each roof in order to evaluate how each would be visible to the adjacent neighborhood.

“We’re committed to working with the neighbors. They deserve a right to see what this is going to look like,” said board member John Cubine. “We are working to find a compromise that will be acceptable to them while also meeting our obligation to keep costs to a minimum for all of our ratepayers.” 

Nine corporations currently own nearly 100 of the cable networks. This consolidation in media ownership has caused classic cable to be too expensive for some customers. In an effort to provide more affordable cable packages, the board has directed FPB cable staff to investigate the feasibility of offering skinny bundles to cable customers.

Skinny bundles would expand customer choice and alleviate the requirement to pay for sports channel options if those are not desired. They would also increase the potential to keep current cable customers and attract new ones.

Staff reported to the board that it has explored contractual restrictions and discussed technical requirements that would need to be addressed. Offering skinny bundles would take Bandwidth set aside for future internet upgrades in speed. It would introduce new set top boxes and remotes to subscribing households and would require $22,000 for initial setup at the FPB Cable headend.

The board asked staff to pursue the option, develop an interest survey for cable customers and engage the Cable Advisory Committee to finalize lineups and report back at a future meeting.

The board also agreed to move forward on a partnership with Frankfort Independent Schools to close the digital divide among students. FPB approved a letter of intent to participate in a project to provide and install cable modems to identified students’ households who do not have access to the internet.

Other board business included adding language to the short-term disability policy and amending the job classification and compensation plan to create two new job descriptions in Water Treatment and reclassify one position in the Water Distribution Department.

Boil Water Advisory Canceled - 4/5/17

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board is notifying you that the Division of Water of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has now canceled the Boil Water Advisory.

This Advisory was issued 4/4/17 due to the loss of pressure in the water main caused by Plant Board crews installing two new main line valves.

The streets affected were:

·       1040 to 1055 Riverbend Rd

·       101 Pinnacle CtBldg 4Apartments 73-96

·       264-294 Pinnacle Ct

If you should have any questions or problems with normal service or water quality please call 352-4372

New Career Opportunity

FPB has a new career opportunity available: Cable Service Order Representative

The successful candidate will perform administrative and technical duties including assisting with customer accounts, receptionist/dispatching, scheduling of installation personnel and service(s) and service and device disconnection scheduling.

FPB is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Seasonal Employment Opportunity

FPB has a new career opportunity available: Seasonal Employment

The Frankfort Plant is now accepting applications for Seasonal Employment.  

Grounds Maintenance – assist with mowing Frankfort Plant Board grounds and other maintenance duties as needed.

FPB is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Boil Water Advisory Issued - 4/4/17

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board has announced that on Tuesday, 4/4/17 there will be an interruption of water service from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. in the following areas:

·       1040 to 1055 Riverbend Rd

·       101 Pinnacle Ct Bldg. 4    Apartments 73-96

·       264-294 Pinnacle Ct

Immediately following there will be a Boil Water Advisory.

A vigorous boil for at least two minutes is recommended. This Boil Water Advisory is a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the water main caused by Plant Board crews installing two new main line valves.

This Advisory will remain in effect until lab analysis of water samples taken confirms that the potable water supply in the affected area is safe to drink. You will receive a notice when the advisory is lifted.

If you have any questions concerning the Boil Water Advisory, please call 352-4372

Frankfort Plant Board moves to replace 130-year-old water reservoir

After considering input from engineering consultants, FPB staff and local residents, the Frankfort Plant Board voted Tuesday night to replace the 130-year-old water tanks at the reservoir site in Tanglewood. The current tanks have reached the end of their service life and in recent years have shown signs of seepage and slippage.

The board considered alternative locations for the reservoir replacement and found that because the existing infrastructure is already in place, the current site proved to be the best and most affordable option for existing and future storage.

“We have a responsibility to all of our ratepayers to ensure fiscal responsibility,” said Chairman Ralph Ludwig. “It was clear that this was the most cost-effective solution which provides the most operational flexibility in the future."

The board heeded comments from residents and rejected a recommendation to move forward with a more economical domed-roof design until more information is provided. The board requested consultation with a tank manufacturer to consider the extra construction and ongoing maintenance costs that would be required for a flat roof. A presentation will be scheduled for the April meeting.

“The board is making every effort to ensure that this is a thoughtful process,” said Ludwig. “It is our goal to keep costs to a minimum for our customers while continuing to provide quality services to this community.”