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Customer Service: (859)744-5434 or (859)744-5435     Solid Waste: (859)744-1170

WMU will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Solid Waste services will be collected on Wednesday, November 22nd for WMU customers that have collection on these days. Please have the curbits and items to be collected to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd. If you should have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Department at (859) 744-1170.


Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) and its contractor, Lagco, Inc., will be replacing the sanitary sewer mains on Evans Street, 1st Street, Madison Avenue and N. Maple Street as part of Phase I of the Flanagan Street & Madison Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project.  The project is a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) elimination project that is required to be completed in accordance with the Consent Decree in Civil Action No. 06-102-KSF, by and between the U.S. EPA, the City of Winchester and WMU.  Construction is anticipated to begin on the WMU Evans Street Lot during the week of June 12, 2023 and continue as weather permits.

WMU has scheduled a public meeting for the residents and property owners located within the project area on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 5:30 P.M.  in the WMU Maintenance Building, 150 N. Main Street, Winchester, KY 40391 located behind the main office building.  Please use the north side entrance adjacent to the drive-thru, veer left after entering the backlot gate and follow the concrete road down to the Maintenance Building.  The meeting is designed to update and answer questions or concerns about the forthcoming construction in your area.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may be experienced during the construction operations.  If you are unable to attend the meeting or at any time you have questions, please call WMU at (859) 744-5434 weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Director of Engineering and Operations
  • Solid Waste Collectors/Drivers (CDL preferred but not required)
  • Water and Wastewater Operations
  • Water and Wastewater Plant Operators
WMU Commissioners
  • Mike Anderson, Chairman
  • Jimmy Powell, Vice-Chairman
  • John Omohundro, Treasurer
  • William Baker, Secretary
  • Billy Vanicek, Commissioner
WMU Legal Counsel
  • John H. Rompf, White, McCann & Stewart
Ex-officio Commissioners
  • Hon. JoEllen Reed, Mayor, City of Winchester
WMU Management
  • Kyle Raney, General Manager
  • Jennifer Sparks, Director of Accounting & Finance
  • Joy Lewis, Director of Administration
WMU Commission Meetings

The WMU Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m., 150 North Main Street.

Telephone Hours

Office Hours 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) at (859) 744-5434

Pay Bill over the phone: 859-437-8015

After Hours or Holidays at (859) 744-6582


7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Office Hours

The WMU Lobby is open Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Transfer Station/ Solid Waste

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BUD Program

WMU participates in BUD (Before U Dig), the one-stop, underground utility locating service.  Call BUD to have all underground utilities located.

One call “Before U Dig” will save you time, money, and problems down the road.

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