Kentucky American Water Customers Not Impacted by Train Derailment Event in Ohio

In light of news reports regarding the recent train derailment incident in Ohio affecting the Ohio River, Kentucky American Water wants to assure its customers that this issue does not impact their drinking water.

“As is standard practice, we and other water professionals have been monitoring this situation and receiving updates. Kentucky American Water’s sources of supply are not impacted by the Ohio train derailment event,” said Bob Money, Kentucky American Water’s water quality and environmental compliance manager. “For water professionals like us who are not impacted by this situation, this is an opportunity to study the situation as well as build and improve further on our expertise and resiliency.”

Kentucky American Water does not use water from the Ohio River for water supply. The only
river Kentucky American Water withdraws from is the Kentucky River. While the Kentucky River does connect to the Ohio River at Carrollton, Ky., it flows north into the Ohio River – not the other way around.  

More information about our sources of water and water treatment can be found in our annual water quality report:


Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Susan Lancho

Senior Manager, External and Government Affairs