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Dorothy Rader: What’s behind the quality of your tap water? Be assured that your tap water is safe to drink

There have been a number of stories in the news lately highlighting the shortcomings of water utilities across the country, including some right here in Kentucky. While the struggles for some water utilities to fund necessary upgrades and maintain reliable, quality service are real, I want to reassure Kentucky American Water customers that there is no reason to worry about drinking your tap water. Kentucky...

Kentucky American Water’s Dorothy Rader gets national award for distinguished service to industry

Dorothy Rader, manager of water quality and environmental compliance for Kentucky American Water, has been recognized with the George Warren Fuller Award, one of the highest individual honors bestowed upon water utility professionals by the American Water Works Association. The award recognizes water industry leaders for their long-time distinguished service and commitment to the advancement of water...

Understanding water: Infrastructure challenges are significant, expensive; lead pipes threaten quality

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor Second in a three-part series The American Water Works Association estimates that the country’s water infrastructure needs are a whopping $1 trillion over the next three decades. The infrastructure issue is increasingly key to safe drinking water: If safe water is put into old, lead or leaky pipes, it may not be safe when it comes out of the faucets in your home. Corrosion...