Phillip Adkins - Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Phillip Adkins
Water Treatment Plant Superintendent


Water Treatment Plant

        The MUPB Water Plant is located at 450 Filtration Road, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our plant, built in 1968, was originally capable of treating 1.5 million gallons of water per day. In the early 1980`s the plant was upgraded and expanded to treat 5 million gallons of water per day. Now, with our newest expansion, completed October 2002,. MUPB's NEW Actiflo Water Treatment process has a design flow of 8.0 MGD and purifies an average 4.5 MGD. This newest expansion has prepared our growing community for its future water needs.

Lab Testing

Charlie Gardner in the Lab

Water plant operator Charlie Gardner checking water samples in the lab

        The plant operators run many daily tests on the distribution and finished water. The tests run at this location include: PH, Chlorine, residual , Jar tests and fluoride. Samples are pulled from the clear wells, raw water line and ActiFlo systems. These tests tell the operator how to adjust the chemicals if necessary to achieve the high quality water that you and I have come to expect.

SCADA System

Donnie Davis Checking the SCADA System

Water Plant operator Donnie Davis checking the SCADA Control System

        The water quality is closely monitored at our plant with a new SCADA system. With the SCADA system employees are able to monitor water tank levels, valve position and pump station controls.Our entire water plant and distribution system can be monitored and controlled from this computer work station. The computer is capable of notifying the operators of any alarms or variances which may occur at any time. As you can see, MUPB has moved water plant operation and distribution into the 21st century with its state of the art Water Plant and Control System.

        We at the Morehead Water Plant work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect over water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.

The Following Personnel staff the MUPB Water Plant:

Phillip Adkins Water Plant Superintendent Class IV-A
Donnie Davis Water Plant Superintendent Class IV
Bruce Cecil Maintenance / Operator Class IV-A
Randy Williams Plant Operator Class IV-A
Steve Stone Plant Operator Class IV-A
Phillip Cooper Plant Operator Class IV-A
Charlie Gardner Plant Operator Class IV-A - Contractor
Zach Stinson Plant Operator Class I-A
Josh Bennett Plant Operator Class II-A
Justin Perkins Plant Operator Class II-A
Jericho Sipple Plant Operator Trainee

Additional Information

Normal Hours of Operation Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Phone (606) 784-7400
Fax (606) 783-0142
E-mail WTP
Mailing Address Morehead Water Plant
450 Filtration Plant Road
Morehead, KY 40351
WTP Plant Schematic

Water Treatment Plant Schematic