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KRWA EXPO Highlights

Winds of Change could have been this year’s theme for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s 2014 Operator EXPO. The one-day event kicked off early last Wednesday at the Hardin County Fairgrounds and continued throughout a very rainy day. The change of venue and the return of a one-day event was very well received –even the rain did not deter the nearly ... Read More »

Toilet-to-Tap

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from wastewater. Yes, that includes water from toilets. The plan to recycle the water became necessary after three years of extreme drought, which has also imposed some harsh restrictions on Wichita Falls residents, says Mayor Glenn Barham. “No ... Read More »

May Money Tip for Students

Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you’re still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about how you will support yourself after you retire. In fact, the farther away it is, the better off you may be, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). For decades, U.S. citizens have depended on ... Read More »

Kentucky’s 20-year Transportation Plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2014) – Kentucky’s transportation plans and goals for the next 20 years are ready for public review.  The DRAFT 2014 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan, developed with the aid of more than 16,000 public survey responses, is an overarching policy guide with goals, objectives and strategies to address the core transportation opportunities and challenges facing Kentucky. When final, it ... Read More »

Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar

DOE Announces Webinars on the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar” on Wednesday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will foster communication between federal agencies, specific sites, and utilities to implement cost-effective energy efficiency and water conservation projects. Register to attend the ... Read More »

Bottled water is the marketing trick of the century

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dr. Phil Hammond wonders whether we have all swallowed the “water con.” Have we, he asks, abandoned rational thought? The answer to this question, at least in terms of the way we purchase and consume bottled water, is emphatically yes. Consider the probability, in the U.S., that in the next few years bottled water will overtake carbonated ... Read More »

Kentucky State Parks Planting More Than 10,600 Trees

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks are planting more than 10,600 trees this spring at parks around the state under a grant. Odwalla, a juice and food company, provided the state parks with a $9,500 grant based on an online voting contest held a few years ago as part of the company’s “Plant a Tree” program.  Parks have started planting ... Read More »

Utility Management Certification Test Registration

The Utility Management Certification (UMC) program is specifically designed to recognize and market the documented skills of experienced management personnel while providing a career incentive Read More »

CCR Online Hosting

Get an early start on this year’s CCR online hosting.  KRWA will host any member’s electronic CCR for $50 per year and provide the link and language that you need to include on your customer billing. If you are a Compliance Check participant or have purchased KRWA’s Record Keeping Package, the $50 fee is waived! For more information, please visit ... Read More »

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife News: Half million carp dead

photo Credit Paul Rister (KDFWR) Press Release Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Contact Information: Ron Brooks 1-800-852-0942, ext. 4466 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The worst of a fish kill that has claimed upward of a half million Asian carp in the Cumberland River below Lake Barkley dam is believed to be over. On Friday, April 25, fisheries biologists with the Kentucky Department of ... Read More »