Berea Municipal Utilities News

Hydrant Flushing

May 6th, 2016

Berea Municipal Utilities will be conducting hydrant flushing within the water distribution system during the month of May 2016. In case of water discoloration or air in the service lines, please leave a faucet turned on for at least 2 minutes. If this does not resolve the problem, please contact BMU at 859-986-4391.

BMU customers should be aware of a recent telephone scam in which BMU customers are being asked to pay their utility bill over the phone.

Please be aware this is not a normal procedure for paying any type of utility bill with BMU. We ask for customers to please not give out any credit card or personal information over the phone.

Scheduled Power Outage

September 18th, 2015

We are continuing the completion of our new Substation Project. In order to switch the transformers from 4Kv to 12Kv, we will be required to perform another outage on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. This outage will begin at 8:00am and last about 3 hours. The following areas will be affected: Chase St, Chase Ct, portions of Kaye St, Shirley St and Mary St. All affected customers should have received door hangers.

If you have any questions, please call our office.


August 31st, 2015

Dear Customers,

We are nearing the completion of our new Substation project. In order to switch the newly installed transformers from 4KV to 12KV, we will be required to perform outages for a large portion of our service area. Some customers will regain power sooner than others. BMU will focus on the main circuits first, then we will focus on the lines that branch off the main circuit. In order to help speed the process, BMU will have several contractor crews working alongside our crew to perform this voltage conversion. All outages will begin at 8:00 am. Below is a list of the dates, areas affected, and estimated total outage time for each section involved. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process to improve Berea’s Electrical System. If you have any questions, please call our office at 986-4391.

October 5, 2015 – West Jefferson from Lewis to Hwy 21, including Plaza Dr  -  5 Hours

October 6, 2015 – East Jefferson from Lewis to Ellipse, including Baldwin, Courtland, and all side streets between  -  6 Hours

October 7, 2015 – East Chestnut from Ellipse to Lester, including Boone, South Broadway, Maple, Oak, Roger and all side streets in this area  -  6.5 Hours

October 12, 2015 – West Chestnut, Holly, Hanson, Cherry Rd, and all side streets in this area  -  6 Hours

October 13, 2015 – Morning View, Haiti, East Haiti, Liberty Ave, Hwy 25 South, Old Wallaceton, South Dogwood, Hwy 21 west of I75, all side streets  -  8.5 Hours


June 5th, 2015


In order to perform necessary maintenance on our Rash Road Substation, Berea Utilities will be required to perform a 1 hour power outage. This outage will occur @ 11:45pm, on Saturday, June 13th.

This will affect the areas of: Scaffold Cane Rd, Short Line Pike, Glades Rd, Menelaus Rd, Marcellus Dr, Prospect St, Estill St & Bratcher Ln as well as the side streets in these areas.

This maintenance will be performed as quickly as possible and we would like to thank our customers for their patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, please call 859-986-4391 during regular business hours (Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm).

Oak Street Substation

April 20th, 2015

Due to the start of the new Oak Street Substation Construction Project, Groves Construction will be working in the Oak St, Lester St, Chestnut St, Boone St, Hanson St, Cherry Rd, Holly Hill Rd & all side streets in these areas.  Be advised, traffic delays may be possible.  Customers will be notified in person or by door hanger of any necessary power outages.

This project will begin April 21, 2015, and be completed in December 2015.  Updates and locations of construction activity will be posted accordingly.

We appreciate your cooperation & understanding as we begin this necessary upgrade.

Customer Notification

March 26th, 2015

The majority of power in Berea has been restored with the exception of two areas.  We are working with KU to get power restored as quickly as possible.

There will possibly be another outage for several hours as KU works to repair equipment.  The time of the additional outage has not been determined.

We will update this information as soon as KU notifies BMU.


Customer Notification

March 13th, 2015

Although rain is forecast for Saturday, the temperatures will be mild enough to allow the scheduled Scaffold Cane outage.  Therefore, the outage will occur as planned.

Customer Notification

March 5th, 2015


All BMU customers may resume normal water usage.

Customer Notification

March 4th, 2015

We are asking all BMU customers to please conserve water until Thursday, March 5, 2015.