Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
110 Kendall Street, Guthrie, KY 42234
Phone: 270-483-2909
Fax: 270-483-0717

Utility Department Staff

Michael Shepherd, Water and Sewer

Devin Turner, Streets and Roads

Bobby Covington, Compactor

Patricia Shepherd, Deputy Clerk

Guthrie Utilities provides water, sewer and sanitation (waste disposal) services to Guthrie residents and surrounding areas to include part of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

**Guthrie residents requiring gas service please contact Kentucky Energy Systems at 931-561-1893.

Utility Bills

Utility bills are mailed by the end of the month and due on the 10th of the following month. If the bill is not paid by the 10th of the month a 10% penalty will be charged to the bill. If the bill remains unpaid by 10:00 a.m. on the 21st of the month, a $50 service fee will be added to the bill and service will be subject to disconnection. Guthrie Utilities does not accept debit or credit at this time.


Applications for Guthrie Utility services are available at Guthrie City Hall.

A deposit of $150 is required for Guthrie Utilities.

Tap Fees are required for locations with no meter.

Sewer Tap Fee – $500
Water Tap Fee – $750


Residential Garbage Pick-Up

Weekly curbside garbage pick-up is every Wednesday. All containers should be placed curbside on Tuesday night to guarantee pick up. Containers should be removed from curbside same business day as pick-up.


A compactor is located on Cherry Street and is available for all Guthrie residents. Recycling is available at the compactor location for plastics, cardboard and aluminum. Separate recycle containers are available for these items. When recycling plastics please place individual small plastic items in a plastic bag before discarding into recycle bin. Please use your water bill receipt for access to the compactor. Out of town customers can purchase an annual compactor permit at City Hall for $36.

Current Water/Sewer/Sanitation Rates:

Residents (In Town)
Water – $28.00 for the first 2000 gallons – $6.70 per 1,000 after
Sewer – $25.00 for the first 2000 gallons – $7.00 per 1,000 after
Sanitation (Waste Disposal) $9.35 per month
Compactor $3.00 per month (residents)
(For customers outside of Guthrie an annual compactor permit can be purchased for $50 at City Hall)

Out of Town Customers (Water only)
Water – $33.50 for the first 2000 gallons – $10.00 per 1,000 after

Commercial Rates
Water – $28.00 for the first 2000 gallons – $6.70 per 1,000 after
Sewer – $28.00 for the first 2000 gallons – $7.90 per 1,000 after

Call Before You Dig

Guthrie Utilities is a member of Kentucky Underground Protection, Inc. KUPI is a non-profit organization which facilitates protection of underground utility services by way of internet and telephone call-in service. According to Kentucky State Law (KRS Chapter 367, regarding Consumer Protection) excavators are required to contact utility owner/operators at least two working days prior to ANY excavation. The KUPI Before You Dig (BUD) program produces a ticket which is faxed to affected utility services and operators mark the locations of underground lines.

Call 1-800-752-6007 or 811 for a locate request and member utilities will be notified to mark their lines.