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Kentucky ethics laws in the top 10 in U.S.

With changes enacted by the 2014 General Assembly, Kentucky has some of the nation’s strongest government ethics and accountability laws, according to a national survey of state laws. Only three states – Alaska, California, and Connecticut – received higher grades than Kentucky in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of all 50 state governments by The Center for ... Read More »

Webster County Water District Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Webster County Water District celebrated its 50th anniversary with an Open House at the District office on November 21, 2015.  A good crowd gathered to participate in the celebration by enjoying a wonderful meal and participating in a poster contest by area school children.   Door prizes were given out during the event as people mingled through the crowd visiting ... Read More »

Senate legislation would block EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development. Senators are voting Tuesday on whether to consider the bill. Most Democrats are opposed to the legislation, saying that the Obama administration rules will safeguard drinking water for 117 million ... Read More »

Change in Regulations Governing Fluoride Amounts in Treated Water

On September 16, 2015, the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare formally adopted new regulations that impact the levels of fluoridation of Community Drinking Water. A copy of the new regulations accompanies this memorandum. The new regulation reduces the concentrations of fluoride added to drinking water to meet the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that ... Read More »

KRWA Wins Member Service Award

During the National Rural Water Association’s Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony on Sept. 29 in Oklahoma City, Kentucky Rural Water Association received the Outstanding Achievement in Member Services Award. “In addition to excellent conferences, certification based training, onsite technical assistance and legislative representation, Kentucky offers many additional programs and services for the express benefit of their member water and wastewater ... Read More »

Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission Announces Lease of Rochester Dam

(Hartford, KY)- Effective October 1, the Rochester Dam Regional Water Commission (RDRWC) will commence a twenty-five year management lease with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to preserve Green River Lock and Dam No. 3, known as Rochester Dam.  This lease will enable RDRWC to protect and preserve the pool level that is a vital water supply for the ... Read More »

EPA is holding its third annual SepticSmart Week from September 21-25, 2015

SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-fifth of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to failures resulting in costly repairs, well contamination, polluted local waterways, and risks to public health and the environment. During SepticSmart Week, EPA ... Read More »

Muhlenberg County Water District #3 Receives KRWA’s Highest Award!

(August 31, 2015 – Bowling Green) On August 24 through 26, 2015, representatives of Kentucky’s public drinking water and wastewater utilities gathered for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s (KRWA) 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Lexington, Kentucky at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Lexington Center. Nearly 800 utility professionals heard informative presentations by industry experts on why “Every Connection Counts.” ... Read More »

KRWA Annual Conference and Exhibition Highlights

On August 24 through 26, 2015, representatives of Kentucky’s public drinking water and wastewater utilities gathered for Kentucky Rural Water Association’s (KRWA) 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Lexington, Kentucky at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Lexington Center. Nearly 800 utility professionals heard informative presentations by industry experts on why “Every Connection Counts.” Monday’s activities began with the KRWA ... Read More »

Lewisport Municipal Water Works Chosen Best Tasting Water in Kentucky for a Record Sixth Time!

(Aug 31, 2015 – Bowling Green, KY) Judges at Kentucky Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition held August 24-26, at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky, have once again found the state’s best tasting water in Hancock County! On August 25, 2015, Lewisport Municipal Water Works was named the winner of a statewide competition to identify the tastiest water ... Read More »