Welcome to the City of Manchester!
Our water among best in Kentucky

Manchester's water was determined to be the second best tasting water in the state of Kentucky according to a report in late February by the Kentucky Rural Water Association. Judges at the Association's Annual Management Conference, held at Bowling Green on February 24th identified Manchester's water as a close second only to the water of  Hardin County's District No. 2. The Warren County Water District placed third in the tasting.

Water districts, water associations, and municipal utilities from around Kentucky were eligible to submit samples of their water, straight from the tap. This year's conference, attended by nearly 400 participants, was themed Bridging the Gap. Representatives from  wastewater service providers, the private sector, and related industries offered excellent perspectives and initiatives promoting sustainable practices to bridge today's utility management gaps and challenges. Industry professionals were on hand to demonstrate the best and latest in supplies, materials, and services appropriate for utilities' needs.

In 2008 Manchester won the overall title for  “Best Tasting Water” in Kentucky and since that time has been bottling and selling its tasty tap water as “Hope Water”. Area businesses and private individuals should contact the city for information regarding the purchase of “Hope Water”.

As part of the Quality on Tap! campaign to emphasize the high quality and, consequently, taste of America's public drinking water, Kentucky has a great chance of winning a national competition on Capitol Hill in Washington D. C. during the Rural Water Rally, an annual legislative event for the 48 state affiliates of the National Rural Water.
We believe we have one of the finest small towns in Kentucky and quite possibly the friendliest of them all. We’re proud of our town and eager to make visitors comfortable. We invite you to visit and to look around, and we think you will feel good about Manchester, too. As a tour of this website will show, we think we have quite a lot to offer. Our park system offers an outstanding variety of attractions to our local citizens and to out of town visitors alike. From natural beauty to history to outdoor activities we think our parks are second to none for a town our size. Name your passion - whether it’s world-class sport fishing, golfing, trail riding, camping, hiking, scenic sight-seeing or soaking up some of the unique early American history a tour of our historic park system offers, we offer something for everyone.

The citizens of our town have all that and more. We have some of the very best water in Kentucky, and a modern water plant to make sure it stays that way. We have a beautiful campus of Eastern Kentucky University that will pay increasing dividends to our youth in years to come. We have a modern, well-equipped hospital. We have churches with a progressive community outreach that has served as an inspiration for other towns across America. We offer a full range of city services and have a dedicated workforce to maintain those services at a high level.

Take some time to tour our website and we think you’ll agree that Manchester is an outstanding small town. Better yet, come visit and see for yourself. I can assure you, we will make you feel welcome.

--George Saylor, Mayor