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Water Distribution Department

The City of Madisonville Water Distribution system is made up of approximately 200 miles of main lines. These lines are constructed of different materials with 1% being galvanized pipe, 13% PVC, 39% cast iron, and 47% ductile iron. The water mains range in size from 2” to 16’’.
The system is also made up of 1420 fire hydrants and approximately 83 dead end valves. The fire hydrants and dead-end valves are flushed 2 times a year and flow tested every other year. This flushing program helps water quality and also ensures that all fire hydrants are working properly when they are needed to fight fires, along with other invaluable information that this program provides.
The water distribution system serves approximately 10,000 customers, residential as well as commercial customers, with services ranging from a ¾ inch to 10 inches.
The City of Madisonville has 4 water storage tanks located at S. Kentucky Ave. (J. W. McCoy) 1,000,000 gallons, Industrial Park (Homer Welborn) 1,000,000 gallons, Hanson Rd. (Harold Berry) 1,100,000 gallons and Quinten Dr. (Grampian Hills) 3,000,000 gallons.
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Keith Browning
Phone: (270) 824-2140
For Emergencies: (270) 821-1720
Weekdays from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Inside City

$13.00 for first 1,000 gallons, $6.98 for next 19,000 gallons and $5.53 for over 20,000 gallons.

Outside City

$19.49 for first 1,000 gallons, $10.47 for next 19,000 and

$8.31 for over 20,000 gallons. 

*use of 4 million gallons must be negotiated by Mayor.

Normal Use

1 bath = 42 gallons

1 shower = 17 gallons

1 load of clothes = 15 - 45 gallons

flush toilet = 3 gallons

Water Taps

5/8" x 3/4" = $700

1 inch = $900

1-1/2 inch = $1,500

2 inch = $2,000

We pledge at the Madisonville Water Distribution Department to provide safe and pure drinking water at the lowest possible cost while maintaining the water system. We also strive to provide exemplary customer service by reacting in a timely, professional manner to all inquiries, problems, and requests from the public.
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