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Kentucky’s drinking water demonstrates continued excellence in quality, according to annual report

Kentucky’s 2018 Drinking Water Compliance Report shows that the Commonwealth’s 434 public water systems consistently produce excellent quality water, and have a high rate of compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements. The annual report, released Monday by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW), summarizes compliance data and monitoring results of public water systems. Kentucky’s...

Kentucky water treatment plants exceed quality standards in 2018, meet state goals of AWOP

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Water has recognized 37 surface water treatment plants in Kentucky for meeting the goals of Kentucky’s Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) for 2018. AWOP is a multi-state initiative administered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of AWOP is to encourage drinking water systems to voluntarily achieve optimization...

Kentucky water systems produce consistently ‘high-quality drinking water,’ study shows

The Kentucky Division of Water recently completed a study of public drinking water data to determine if heavy metals such as arsenic and chromium were occurring in public drinking water at concentrations that may cause health concerns.   The results?   “The analysis revealed that heavy metals are not occurring in public drinking water systems at levels that cause health concerns and affirmed...