Division of Water - Recent Headlines
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- Public Comment Sought on Report About Hardwick Creek Watershed
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comment until June 24, 2013, on a draft report addressing E. coli impairments in five stream segments within the Hardwick Creek watershed located in Powell and Estill counties.
- Division of Water Helps Water Systems Prepare for Emergencies
Monday, May 13, 2013
- Division of Water Reminds Kentuckians to Conserve Water
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
The Kentucky Division of Water encourages Kentuckians during National Drinking Water Week, May 5-11, to practice water conservation every day of the year
- Public comment sought on bacteria TMDL for
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comment until May 24, 2013, on a draft report addressing E. coli and fecal coliform impairments in Carr Fork Watershed located in Knott County.
- Floyds Fork Technical Advisory Committee to meet Apriil 24
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Floyds Fork Technical Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT at the Floyds Fork Water Quality Treatment Center located at 1100 Blue Heron Road in Louisville. The meeting will address high-level technical concepts regarding the development of nutrient total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for Floyds Fork.
- Comments sought on wastewater lab certification program
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking public comment until April 30 on a proposed administrative regulation establishing the Kentucky Wastewater Laboratory Certification Program. A public hearing will be held April 25 to allow interested persons to comment on the regulation, which was filed with the Legislative Research Commission March 14.
- Floyds Fork public meeting set for Feb. 19, 20
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 will conduct a public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. EST in the auditorium of Eastern High School, 12400 Old Shelbyville Road, Louisville.
The Floyds Fork Technical Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST at the offices of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located at 9818 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville.
- Division of Water clarifies requirements for utility construction near streams
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is issuing clarification of state certification requirements regarding the placement of utility lines near streams. Projects that typically require the acquisition of the Section 401 water quality certification include water, gas, oil and sewer line installations.
- $1.58 million available for watershed restoration
Friday, January 11, 2013
Grants totaling $1.58 million are available for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater and for projects that protect water resources. The grants are for watershed restoration projects and for watershed plan development as well as for other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution.
- Floyds Fork technical advisory subcommittees to meet
Monday, January 07, 2013
Five public meetings set for later this month will provide opportunities for in-depth, technical discussion on the Floyds Fork Pollution Control Plan. The discussions will address high-level technical concepts regarding the development of nutrient total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for Floyds Fork.