Paducah Water Installs New Water Lines on the South Side

Date of release:  April 22, 2019

Paducah Water mapPaducah Water is currently working on a series of projects that will replace water mains  on Paducah’s South Side in the area of Bridge Street.  The purpose of this work is to enhanced reliability and water service in the area by replacing water mains that are over 110 years old and have a history of main breaks.  Work began early this year and is expected to continue through the middle of 2020.  Once completed, PW will have invested over $1.6 million in the water infrastructure in this area.  

With the arrival of Spring, construction is in full swing with multiple projects ongoing simultaneously.  Paducah Water appreciates the patience of residents who reside within the project area.  Customers may experience disturbance to yards, temporary disruption of water service, road closures and congested work zones.  PW will attempt to minimize this disruptions.  No PW project is complete until all property is restored as near as possible to its original condition.

This work is part of PW’s Capital Improvement Program that replaces aging infrastructure.  PW has invested over $25.5 million into PW’s system and installed over 200,000 linear feet of new water main in just over 9 years.  PW is coordinating the Capital Improvement Program with the City Engineer’s office so that this utility work will be performed, when possible, prior to any planned street enhancement projects. 

PW Engineering Manager, Jason Petersen, oversees the Capital Improvement Program for PW.  Jason states, “We recognize that this work will result in a temporary disruption to our customers.  However, when we are finished, all disturbed areas will be restored and all mains, meters and service lines in these areas will be new, and should remain problem-free for many decades.”

For more information about this project, contact Jason Petersen at 270-444-5560 or


Paducah Water is a municipally owned water treatment and distribution utility.  We have served Paducah, McCracken County and the surrounding area for more than 130 years by providing clear, clean water. Our treatment facility can produce nearly 20 million gallons of water per day and consistently meets or exceeds state regulatory requirements for water quality.