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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 »

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 »