Division of Water
Here Are Some Ways to Know More About Your Drinking Water
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2006) – Ever wonder about your tap water? “The Wonder of Water” is the theme for Drinking Water Week, May 7-13. This theme is meant to raise public awareness about drinking water issues and to motivate everyone to help protect our source water from pollution, to practice water conservation and to get involved in local water issues.
The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act established provisions to give customers of public water systems greater access to information and opportunities to participate in drinking water issues. The "right-to-know" provisions are based on the premise that accountability to the public is vital for addressing and preventing threats to drinking water. A few ways you can get involved:
- Read the Consumer Confidence Report sent to you each July.
- Comment on new drinking water regulations and support documents.
- Comment on funding decisions through the drinking water state revolving loan fund and Intended Use Plans.
- Read your local Source Water Assessment.
- Participate in community activities to protect your water source.
- Provide input on the state's capacity development program.
- Attend public meetings and public hearings or your local water system's board meetings.
- Report unusual activities, threats or pollution spills in your watershed.
Consumers’ actions affect the quality of source water. Get involved by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline to find out about your tap water. To find out about source water assessment, capacity development and the state revolving loan fund, visit the Division of Water’s Web site, http://www.water.ky.gov/.