City of Olive Hill Utility District

City of Olive Hill Utility Department

225 Roger Patton Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
(606) 286-2192
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
"Lighting the darkness and warming the night!"
Conservation Tips
  • Fix leaky faucets, showerheads and pipes throughout your home. A leak of one drop of water per second wastes more than 3,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Teach your children to turn faucets off tightly after each use.
  • Don't let the water run while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Replace standard showerheads and faucets with low flow showerheads and faucet aerators. You should be able to read 2.0 gallons per minute or less printed on the side of your shower fixture and faucet aerator. If the numbers are higher, replace them with low flow fixtures from the Self Help store or the local hardware store.
  • Make sure your toilet flapper doesn't stick open after flushing.
  • Drop your used facial tissue and dead bugs in the trash instead of flushing them down the toilet.
  • Run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine. When doing laundry, if you can?t make a full load, match the water level to the size of the load.
  • When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run in between rinses. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • Don't use running water to thaw food.
  • Sweep patios and driveways with a broom ? don?t use a hose to flush debris off the cement.
  • Don't forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses for leaks. Keep your eyes open for other water leaks in your neighborhood. Report water losses from broken pipes, open hydrants, etc. to the Utility Office at (606) 286-2192.
  • Use Major Appliances in "Off-peak" Hours. Energy demands are less in the winter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open Window Shades and Blinds. Let the sun help warm your home.
  • Replace or clean air conditioning filters monthly or as needed.
  • Plant deciduous shrubs and trees to shade your house. Their leaves will shade your home in the summer, and then drop off to let the winter sun warm your home.
  • Dust refrigerator and freezer coils at least once a year.
  • Set swimming pool filtering and sweeping equipment timers to avoid peak use hours from noon to 8pm.