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Utility Leadership Institute

Kentucky’s utilities (electric, natural gas, communications and water/ wastewater) all share a common need for best practices, continuous learning and leadership development. Leadership is essential for the success of all utilities, including the development of employees and board members — whether elected or appointed. Our mission is simple: To develop Kentucky’s utility leaders! Read More »

Sixty-one Kentucky water treatment plants recognized for performance

FRANKFORT — The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced Tuesday that 61 drinking water treatment plants in Kentucky consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards. The 61 systems are among 149 public and private water treatment plants in the state that participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Area-Wide Optimization Program. The program challenges ... Read More »

Why Your Bottled Water Contains Four Different Ingredients

Water you buy in the store is not just hydrogen and oxygen. Here’s why food producers add all those extra ingredients. Next time you reach for a bottle of water on store shelves, take a look at the ingredient list. You’re likely to find that it includes more than just water. Popular bottled water brand Dasani, for example, lists magnesium ... Read More »

You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online

The Detroit Water Project, a platform to help donors pay the delinquent water bills of people in Detroit, started with a Twitter conversation. Tiffani Bell and Kristy Tillman have never met in person, but they’ve enjoyed a social media friendship that began with their mutual love for technology. Last week, their back-and-forth about the Detroit water crisis quickly evolved into a ... Read More »

KRWA Diamond Partner Spotlight (C.I. Thornburg)

Each of our Corporate Partners will be spotlighted on this website leading up to the 35th Annual Conference on August 18-20. The C. I. Thornburg Co., Inc.’s mission is to lead the world through clean water by offering you quality, experience and innovation. Quality The company’s five branches and UL Listed panel shop offer the leading products for all your water and wastewater industry needs. ... Read More »

KRWA Diamond Partner Spotlight

Each of our Corporate Partners will be spotlighted on this website leading up to the 35th Annual Conference on August 18-20. Since 1978, QS/1® Governmental Solutions has provided high-quality technology solutions. We help large and small utilities and municipalities manage every aspect of their office with billing software, a full accounting suite, payroll, inventory, Internet/IVR payments, bill printing, IT services and hardware. Backed by 550 ... Read More »

Kentucky Court of Appeals Rules in Garrard County Case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that the 25 cent per water meter charge imposed by the Garrard County Fiscal Court is not a valid user fee because there is no direct relationship between the fee charged and the benefit received, 911 telephone service. The case was remanded to the Garrard Circuit Court for a new determination as to ... Read More »

Kentucky to add emergency plans for dams

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A federally-funded program aims to increase the number of emergency plans for potentially deadly dams in Kentucky. The state Division of Water will work with a Missouri-based consultant to educate dam owners about the benefits of the plans that provide evacuation maps and other information that may be critical in the event of a catastrophe. Kentucky ... Read More »

KRWA Diamond Partner Spotlight

Each of our Corporate Partners will be spotlighted on this website leading up to the 35th Annual Conference on August 18-20. WASCON, Incorporated was founded by Gerald and Jerry Cravins in 1979 in Livingston, TN to supply service to water and waste water customers located throughout the United States.  Once the business started growing and the need for service locally grew, ... Read More »

Obama signs $12.3 billion water projects bill

BY JIM KUHNHENN Associated PressJune 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — Capping a rare instance of congressional compromise, President Barack Obama signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill Tuesday, financing improvements ranging from a harbor expansion in Boston to flood control in Iowa and North Dakota. Obama praised the work of Democrats and Republicans and said he hoped it set a pattern for ... Read More »