The KK&W business office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday July 5th for Independence Day. If you have a water-related emergency during this time period, please contact our treatment plant at 207-985-2362.
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells (KK&W) Water District was recently honored with an award for exceptional on-the-job safety performance during The MEMIC Group’s Annual Meeting of Policyholders. Only eight employers, out of more than 21,000 MEMIC policyholders across the country, received a 2019 award for workplace safety from the workers’ compensation insurance specialist.
KK&W Water District was established in 1921 and extends 25 miles along the York County coastline, the second longest water utility service area in Maine. Their 42 employees are dedicated to the mission of providing the highest quality of water and customer service at the lowest reasonable cost.
“Our experience modification factor right now is almost unheard of at 0.60,” said Assistant Superintendent Scott Minor of KK&W Water District. The experience “mod” is a measure of how well an employer performs compared to others with the same job classification.
“Anything less than 1.0 is good, but you can’t really get better than KK&W,” said MEMIC Safety Management Consultant Alexis Westin. “Their mod factor means they really care about safety and have successfully prevented expensive injuries. That’s great for their employees and their customers.”
Minor said MEMIC offers most of the safety training they need as well as additional resources specific to their operations. “Alexis participates at our safety committee meeting level. She’s a wonderful resource.”
“Besides myself, we’ve utilized other MEMIC safety experts to address risks such as rigging and chainsaw safety,” said Westin. “KK&W’s continuous improvement mindset also helped them received the Maine Department of Labor’s Safety and Health Award for Public Employers (SHAPE).”
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The end is in sight! Last Friday we were able to flush 50 hydrants which will give us a fighting chance at finishing up the spring flushing today. The plan is to head out first thing this morning and flush Mills Road and Pier Road before heading over to flush Skipper Joes Point and Marshall Point. From there, we will be flushing all of Kings Highway to Sand Point before finishing up the last two hydrants on the suction side of Granite Point. Thank you for working with us during this spring flushing season, we hope you have a great Monday.
Yesterday we were not able to make it as far as we planned, flushing only 28 hydrants for the day. Today we will try to catch up a little bit and plan to flush the rest of Old Fort, Summit Ave, and Ocean Avenue. From there we will be going to Turbots Creek Road and then flush School Street back to Maine Street and a few side roads along the way. My hope is to have enough time at the end of the day to flush Wildes District Road as well, which will give us a fighting chance of finishing up the spring flushing on Monday. Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend.
Yesterday we were able to flush the 40 hydrants that were needed to allow us to start in Dock Square first thing today. We will then be flushing Ocean Street out to the Colony Hotel and then Maine Street to South Maine Street to the back side of the Colony Hotel. From there we will work our way down Old Fort and Summit back to Ocean Avenue and flush our way toward the Bush Compound. Hope you have a great Thursday.
Some days are good, some days are great, some days are super awesome! Yesterday, with some good team work and a lot of cooperating hydrants, we had that super awesome day flushing a total of 66 hydrants. Today the plan is to finish flushing the town of Kennebunk which will include Ross Road, Huntington Commons, Powdermill Drive, and Route 1 heading into Arundel out to the Cottage Preserve Development. From there we will be flushing River Road to North Street and a few side roads so that we can be set up to flush Dock Square first thing tomorrow morning. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.
Yesterday, we were able to flush another 40 hydrants, making it to the end of Boothby Road. This morning we will be finishing up the flushing around the beach including Ridge Lane, Oak Street, Sea Garden Circle, Admirals Way, Sea Fields and Great Hill Road. From there we will be heading back to Storer Street to flush both Storer Street and Fletcher Street back toward the new booster by the high school. If time allows at the end of the day we will begin to work our way down Route 1 starting at the Atria and heading toward Hannaford. The plan is to be able to finish up the flushing in Kennebunk tomorrow hope you have a great Tuesday.
Last Friday we were able to flush 35 hydrants, which finished up Sea Road. Today we will be doing a power flush on Route 9 before flushing our way down Western Avenue toward Beach Avenue. If everything goes well, from there our plan will be to flush Beach Avenue all the way to Boothby Road, which will include Fairfield Drive and Bayberry Avenue. Hope you have a great Monday.
We were able to flush 29 hydrants yesterday, finishing up Port Road by the end of the day. Today we will be on Sea Road and the plan is to flush all the way to Route 9 as well as all of the various side streets and developments along the way. Hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to stop by and visit us at our open house during the May Day festivities on Saturday!
Flushing continues to go smoothly with another 39 hydrants in the books yesterday. Today we will be flushing Port Road to Christensen Lane in Lower Village, which will include the River Locks Development. From there we will begin to flush Sea Road and see how far we can get by the end of the day. Hope you have a great Thursday.
Yesterday, we were able to flush a total of 47 hydrants, finishing up the West Kennebunk section of town. Today we will start by flushing the turnpike rest area on the North side, followed by Old Alewive Road, Fletcher Street to the high school, Intervale Road, and a small section of Ross Road. From there we will be heading down town to flush Main Street starting at Duffy’s and working our way toward the fire station. If things continue to go well we will try to get Water Street, Factory Pasture Lane, Gove Street, Winter Street, and Depot Street to wrap up the day. Hope you have a great Wednesday.
Yesterday we were able to flush another 43 hydrants, making it exactly as far as we thought we would. Today we will finish up Cat Mousam Road, Coventry Woods and Spiller Drive before we head back to West Kennebunk. We will then be flushing Alewive Road (Route 35) back toward Kimball Lane, which will include Independence Park, Alewive Business Park, the Elementary School, and Higgins Drive. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.
Last Friday the rain held off enough for us to flush Route 1, High Street and Cat Mousam Road, totaling 43 hydrants for the day. Today we will be flushing Brown Street all the way to the railroad crossing before jumping to Maple Avenue in West Kennebunk where we will flush all of Alfred Road. This will also include flushing Remington Way and the fire station on Thompson Road as well as flushing Mill Street and Cat Mousam Road back toward the turnpike bridge. Have a great Monday.
With a beautiful sunny day, some good planning, and cooperation we were able to flush 41 hydrants yesterday, which completed the flushing in Biddeford Pool. Today, the weather does not look to be as nice, but we will be in Kennebunk starting at the Treatment Plant and work our way North on Route 1 toward the downtown area. Once we reach the edge of down town near Cumberland Farms, we will turn and flush High Street out to Harriseckett Road and all of the various side streets along the way. If time allows (and our spirits are not completely drenched), we may even begin to flush Cat Mousam Road toward Sylvan Circle. Hope you have a fabulous Friday and great weekend.
Yesterday we were able to flush 44 hydrants, bringing the spring flushing season for Wells and Ogunquit to completion. Today, with some up-coming work expected at our Biddeford Pool tank, we will be flushing in that area in order to make sure we are ready. We will be starting on Bridge Road and flushing toward Fortunes Rocks Road, following it all the way back to Granite Point Road to the discharge side of our booster including Sea Spray Drive. From there, we will be going to Mile Stretch Road and begin flushing toward Lester B Orcutt Boulevard. If we have enough time we will flush as much of Biddeford Pool as we can today and finish up the hydrants that are left tomorrow. Have a great Thursday.
After taking some time yesterday for some Treatment Plant tours and educational outreach we will be heading out early this morning to resume flushing in Ogunquit. We will be flushing Shore Road down to Perkins Cove and then out to the Cliff House. This will also include Israel Head Road, Stearns Road, Frazier Pasture, and Oarweed Road. From there we will work to finish up the spring flushing in Ogunquit today by flushing School Street, Agamenticus Road, Josias Lane, Long Farm Road and the rest of Route 1 to the York town line. This is a fairly large section that we are trying to complete today and we will work as quickly as we can to get through this area. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to accomplish this task with as minimal disruption as possible. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Thank you, hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.
Just a quick reminder that there will be no flushing today. We will resume flushing tomorrow morning bright and early on Shore Road. Yesterday, we were able to flush 42 hydrants for the day, which will hopefully allow us to finish up the rest of the flushing in the town of Ogunquit tomorrow. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday.
Last Friday, we were able flush 35 hydrants, which finished up the flushing in the town of Wells. This morning we will begin flushing in the town of Ogunquit. This will have us starting on Berwick Road near our water tanks and make our way North on Route 1 toward Tatnic Road. Some of the streets that we will be on during the day will include the Windward Development, Beach Street, River Road, Ocean Meadows Condos, and Captain Thomas Road. There will be no flushing on Tuesday of this week so by the end of the day our plan is to put ourselves in a position where we will be able to start flushing Shore Road on Wednesday morning. Hope you have a great Monday.
While working in congested areas and taking the time to run out all the hose we have on the truck, insuring the water went where it was suppose to go, we were able to flush 18 hydrants yesterday. This morning, we will be flushing Ocean Avenue, Bourne Avenue, Old County Road, and Royal Heights. From there we will be heading back to Sanford Road (109) and begin to work our way toward our Wells Standpipe. If things go well we will be able to finish up the 35 remaining hydrants in the town of Wells today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, a happy Easter, and you can look for us to be back at it first thing Monday morning.
We were able to flush 32 hydrants yesterday, finishing up all of Drakes Island by the end of the day. This morning we will be flushing Atlantic Avenue, Webhannet Drive, Eldridge Road, and Ocean Avenue to start the day. Hopefully, time will allow us to also flush Bourne Avenue, Old County Road and Royal Heights as well. This will put us in a good position to finish up the flushing in the town of Wells tomorrow and head into Ogunquit.
Amidst fair skies and gusty winds we were able to exceed our own expectations and flush 43 hydrants yesterday making it to the booster station in the Forest Development. Today we will finish flushing The Forest and Sea Glass developments before heading back to Laudholm Farm, where we will begin to flush the more coastal mains and hydrants. Today this will include Drakes Island, Atlantic Avenue, and, if time allows, we may even make it to Webhannet Drive. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Yesterday we had a very good day and were able to flush 32 hydrants, making it to the Nautical Mile by Congdon’s. This morning we will be flushing York County Community College as well as in and around the Hannaford plaza before heading to Route 9B. From there we will flush Wells Highlands, Summer Village, and Beach Dreams. If time allows at the end of the day we may even begin to flush the first part of The Forest. Have a great Tuesday.
Today, we will begin our annual spring flushing program. First thing this morning we will finish equipping the truck with all of our hoses and tools that we will need before we embark from the Treatment plant south along Route 1. Our first stop will be the developments that are off of Harriseckett and Bypass Roads. From there we will be flushing the first hydrant on Route 9, before continuing south toward the intersection of 109 and Route 1, flushing the various side roads and developments as we move along. The plan is to try and make it to at least Harbor Road today, but if things go well we will continue as far as time will allow.
As always our goal is to work as safely and as quickly as possible through these areas, insuring that the hydrants are working properly and that the water quality is what you have come to expect from KKW. We thank you for your patience through this process as we work to get through this flushing season with as minimal disruptions as possible. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call. Have a marvelous Monday.
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District
Spring 2019 Water Main
The semi-annual flushing of water mains is a long recognized practice for maintaining high drinking water quality. Flushing is scheduled to occur during the daytime, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm as follows:
- Wells & Ogunquit from April 15th to April 26th
- Kennebunk from April 29rd to May 10th
- Kennebunkport from May 13th to May 17th
- Coastal Biddeford from May 20th to May 22nd
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and ask that you call the main office at 985-3385 if you have any questions or experience any problems.
Please note that you can also visit us on Facebook for daily updates and progress reports while the flushing program is underway.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
Our business office will be closed on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19th. If you have a water related emergency during this time period, please contact our treatment plant at 207-985-2362.