We love having an active presence in our community, and you know what else we love? Demonstrating the value of the water. Several years ago, our staff worked to develop a station that would help us do both. Over time, they planned and built the Hydration Station, a station that supplied cold water at local events. Instead of spending $3+ dollars for a bottle of water, members of our community enjoy water provided by the event venue at the First Utility District rate: $3.13 for every 1,000 gallons. Now that’s hydration. Since then, our team has taken the Hydration Station to food festivals, air shows, and more.
Christmas for the Kids
Our team is honored to give back to our community, especially during the Christmas season. Since 2010, we have raised over $50,000 to buy gifts for children involved in Helen Ross McNabb programs, A.L. Lotts School, KARM, Bluegrass Elementary, and Water Angels Ministry. All funds come directly from individual employee contributions and various fundraisers, including our Chili Cookoff fundraiser. No funds are contributed from First Utility District’s finances.
Do you know how clean water comes to your tap or where the water goes that leaves your home? Most people don’t, and we love having the opportunity to talk to students, members of our community, and so many others about the work we do!
We are always excited to meet the next generation! Our team regularly participates in school and job fairs. We seek to educate students generally on the value of water as well as career opportunities in our industry, including the value of Trade Schools and STEM skills.
Our staff has also spent time in areas with little to no access to water, both in the U.S. and all over the world. We enjoy engaging students about the value of water.
Knox Pro Corps
Water is crucial to communities, and far too many communities all across the world still lack access to clean water. As water professionals, we believe we have a responsibility to do what we can to meet this need. Members of our team came together with others in our industry to form Knox Pro Corps, an organization that unites water professionals to help communities who lack infrastructure needed for clean water.