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Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Names New Executive Director

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) has named Donna L. McNeil as the new executive director. The KIA board approved McNeil’s appointment as director at their monthly meeting last week. McNeil recently served as Compliance Specialist with the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) in Bowling Green. There she served as chair of the Drinking Water ... Read More »

City of Franklin Brings Home the Bronze!

(February 9, 2017 – Bowling Green) – If you’re looking for a drink of some of the best tasting water in the nation, go to Franklin, Kentucky! In this southcentral Kentucky community, all you need to do is turn on the faucet for pure “Quality on Tap!” Representing the state of Kentucky, the City of Franklin, was one of the ... Read More »

UCMR4 Monitoring

Water systems have received letters from EPA informing them of their requirement to participate in UCMR4 monitoring that will take place 2018 through 2020. Laboratories desiring to participate with analytical requirements will be approved by EPA during 2017. At the current time all water systems need to do is follow the instructions in the letter and register with EPA. A ... Read More »

Operator EXPO Call for Presentations

  We would like to invite you to submit an application to present at KRWA’s Operator EXPO to be held Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23 & 24, 2017 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Glendale, Kentucky. All classes/demonstrations will be held OUTDOORS. NO POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS Please remember: All 30 minute demonstrations will revolve around the outdoor exhibits and should be ... Read More »

Mount Olivet receives funds for waste water plant expansion

MOUNT OLIVET – Community needs and an expansion of coverage territory has increased demands on the Mount Olivet sewage treatment system. In the past decade grant programs helped more residences and the new school tap on to the system, but also caused a problem and complaints from the Kentucky Division of Water, officials said. Thomas G. Fern, U.S. Department of ... Read More »

Drought Viewer Provided to Public from Division of Water

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2016) – With a level I drought advisory issued today, the Kentucky Division of Water has released a new Drought Viewer to provide the public with up-to-date drought information. The drought viewer allows the public to see current drought conditions by county, and provides detailed information on the severity of drought conditions, including detailed information down to the ... Read More »

Level I Drought Declaration Issued for Most of State

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2016) – The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level I drought declaration for 117 counties in Kentucky. A Level I drought indicates moderate to severe drought conditions have developed, primarily affecting soil moisture and vegetative health.  Increasing incidents of wildfires ... Read More »

USDA Announces $331 Million Investment for Clean Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Nearly Half of Grant Funds to Assist Persistently Poor StrikeForce Counties WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. Community infrastructure investments are a key piece of ... Read More »

Lead and Copper Rule Long-Term Revisions

Lead exposure occurs through many pathways, including soil, dust, food, and drinking water. Through a series of policies – including the phase-outs of lead in gasoline and paint – the U.S. has made major progress in reducing lead exposure and childhood blood lead levels over the past several decades. Although the LCR has resulted in substantial reductions in lead in ... Read More »

Warren Water Creates Sustainability in High Schools

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Warren Water has donated Water Bottle Refilling Stations to all Warren County High Schools in order to offer a healthy drinking option that is convenient and free for students while making a positive and tangible environmental impact.  The stations promote sustainability by reducing the waste created by the bottling process and the need for fossil fuels ... Read More »