SENIOR CITIZEN SUBSIDY FOR TRASH PICKUP:
*** PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO FLUSH TISSUES, PAPER TOWELS, SANITIZING WIPES & "FLUSHABLE" WIPES. BECAUSE THEY DO NOT BREAKDOWN, FLUSHING THESE ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CAUSE MAJOR ISSUES FOR YOUR LOCAL WASTEWATER PLANT AND CAN CAUSE SEWER WATER TO BACK UP INTO YOUR HOMES.
The Versailles Water Treatment Plant, located on Tyrone Pike, has production capacity of 10 million gallons of water per day. We currently provide water to approximately 6,800 customers, including the South Woodford and Northeast Woodford Water Districts. The source of water for Versailles is Pool 5 of the Kentucky River. Continuous laboratory testing at both the water plant and at numerous sites throughout the distribution system ensures that all water treated at our plant exceeds state and federal standards.
Our distribution system consists of over 115 miles of water lines, four water tanks, 6,800 water meters (all of which are read the middle of every month), 1,500 water valves and 624 fire hydrants.
To view the 2021 Water Quality Report, 2021 CCR.
A major upgrade and expansion of the Versailles Wastewater Treatment Plant was completed in 2020. At a cost of nearly $20 million, making it the single largest expense ever undertaken by the City of Versailles, the project thoroughly modernized and improved the ways in which wastewater is treated. It has a design capacity of 4.5 million gallons per day and serves over 5,900 customers.
There are almost 100 miles of sewer line, 2,225 manholes, and 24 sewer lift stations in our sewer collection system. Our employees maintain an on-going pro-active collection system maintenance program, which includes cleaning and video-inspecting all sewer mains. In conjunction with the plant expansion, VMU also completed making approximately $7 million of improvements to the collection system over the past ten years.
To finance the sewer projects, the Versailles City Council implemented three sewer rate increases of 18.5%. They went into effect on customers bills in March of 2016, 2017, and 2018.
In order to provide the best services possible to our water and sewer customers, and to allow for increased costs for utilities, chemicals, personnel, etc., rates charged for water increase by 2% annually. Sewer rates will also increase by 2% annually, except for calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018 in light of the specific rate increases for sewer service for those years.
In order to sign up for water/sewer service (also includes garbage service for city residents), you must visit the Versailles Municipal Utilities office located in City Hall at 196 South Main Street. This office is open Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. An ID, a signed lease if renting the property, and a $100.00 deposit is required for all customers. The deposit must be paid at the time you sign up for service. We only accept cash, check, or money order.
In order to have service placed in your name on the same day, you must come into the office by 2:30p.m. If you are moving from one location to another, within our service area, then your deposit will transfer to the new location. If you are going to have water service in your name at more than one location, then a deposit is required at each location. Please call us at (859) 873-5437 with any questions.
For additional information, including rates, please see the VMU Utilities Customer Information
For new development and/or construction, water meters of various sizes are available for purchase. The rates for water meter taps are as follows:
On January 1, 2018, the City of Versailles implemented a Wastewater Impact Fee Program, one-time fees assigned to new residential and commercial development, to be used for funding capital improvements and expansions of the City's wastewater utility.
For the entire Wastewater Impact Fee Program Manual, click here, Versailles Impact Fee Program Manual.
Versailles Water Plant
Water Plant Superintendent
US Highway 62
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
(859) 873-5740 (Office)
(859) 879-3445 (Fax)
Versailles Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Plant Superintendent
338 Kentucky Avenue
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
(859) 873-3624 (Office)