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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...

Division of Air Quality’s special camera allows Kentuckians to ‘see’ invisible health hazards

You can’t see them with the naked eye, but Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) might be present in our everyday lives when filling our gas tanks, painting and mowing the yard or even putting burgers on the grill. Those VOCs, when mixed with nitrogen oxide and sunshine, create ground-level ozone. And while we need ozone in our upper atmosphere to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays, down on the...