Rural Blog: American Water offers tips to avoid frozen pipes as frigid temps grip much of the nation

The nearly nationwide cold snap is expected to continue for a week or so, increasing chances that household pipes might freeze, and in some cases burst. Here are some tips from American Water, the nation’s main for-profit water company, on how to prevent and deal with frozen pipes, which usually occur in areas such as crawl spaces or along the outside walls where unprotected plumbing is more...

Nick Rowe is back home where he belongs, as head of KyAm Water — and everybody knows his name

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor Nick Rowe should just hang a big banner at the Kentucky American Water headquarters on Richmond Road, and it should read “I’m back. Right where I belong.” That’s how everybody around the place feels about it anyway. Including Nick. Yes, make that “Nick” too. A visitor checking in at the lobby says to the veteran security guard, Ed, “I’m here to see...

Kentucky American Water awards six high school seniors with Ripple Effect Scholarships

Kentucky American Water has awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships to six Kentucky high school seniors for their academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to the environment, marking the eleventh year the company has offered the scholarship program.   The 2013 recipients are:   • Dylan Sarkisian and Olivia Cottrell of Henry Clay High School • Blaine Bailey of Woodford County...

Cheryl Norton’s focus is safe water, reason
to celebrate Drinking Water Month in May

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor and publisher   Cheryl Norton started her successful path to the top with American Water in the national lab where safety of the drinking water provided to millions of customers was Job One. Now as the first woman president in the company’s history as head of Kentucky American Water, her priority is still the same.   Cheryl Norton (Photo by Judy Clabes) And,...