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Free Drought Workshop for Kentucky Water Utilities

Tuesday May 10th, 2016 – 8:00am – 4:00pm Prestonsburg Mountain Arts Center The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (KDEP), the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite you to a free drought and water loss workshop for small- and medium-sized drinking water utilities. This workshop will feature information from EPA’s Drought Response and Recovery: A ... Read More »

2016 Session Ends with Budget Deal

KRWA Legislative Coverage

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session ended on Friday, April 15, shortly before midnight, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will impact people throughout the state. Read More »

Status of EPA’s Key Cyanotoxin Projects

A summary follows of EPA Cyanotoxin projects, upcoming public meetings, and information for additional resources that may be helpful as we continue to address this important issue. Status of EPAs Key Cyanotoxin Projects (3-30-16) Read More »

Drought Response and Recovery for Water Utilities

Explore the Drought Response and Recovery Guide This interactive, user-friendly guide provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience. The guide contains four main sections: Staffing, response plans and funding Water supply and demand management Communication and partnerships Case studies and videos Explore the Drought Response and Recovery Guide Visit EPA’s Water ... Read More »

Management Conference Highlights

On February 17-18, representatives from utilities around Kentucky gathered in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 2016 Management Conference at the Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center. This year’s conference was attended by nearly 350 participants who took part in presentations that empowered them with an awareness of the leadership tools necessary to advance the goals of water and ... Read More »

Water District & Finance Regulatory Issues Forum

This forum is designed exclusively for District and Regional types of systems. Districts and regional systems face regulatory and funding challenges due to large service areas, miles of pipe transcending jurisdictional boundaries, and unique governmental structures. For more information, please download the Forum brochure or visit www.nrwa.org Read More »

Avoiding Lead Contamination in Public Drinking Water in Kentucky

In light of the recent news reports of lead contamination in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, awareness of the condition of our drinking water has been heightened in government, in water supply systems, and in the public. In 2014 the city of Flint, Michigan, temporarily switched its water source from Lake Huron, supplied by the Detroit Water and Sewerage ... Read More »

2016 Rural Water Rally

Representatives from Kentucky Rural Water Association were in our Nation’s Capital this week attending the Rural Water Rally.  The Rally brings utility system representatives to Capitol Hill to support funding for infrastructure, training and technical assistance.  It also provides an opportunity for supporters of rural water to make their case directly to their elected officials. Rural Water Associations in each state ... Read More »

2016 Management Conference

Water and wastewater professionals from across Kentucky will be gathering Wednesday and Thursday, February 17-18, 2016 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s 2016 Management Conference. Read More »

Kentucky American Water’s treatment plants earn continued recognition

All of Kentucky American’s water treatment facilities have earned recognition for continued membership in the national Partnership for Safe Water. The Partnership is a voluntary effort between six national drinking water organizations and participating water utilities across the country. Kentucky American Water’s Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment facilities in Fayette County have participated successfully for ... Read More »