Division of Water
Draft Report Addresses Water Quality Problems in Two Creeks in Rockcastle County
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2006) – A draft report addressing water quality problems related to pathogens is available for public comment. The report, Total Maximum Daily Load for E. coli in Brush Creek and Crooked Creek of Roundstone Creek in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, has been prepared as required by the federal Clean Water Act.
The Clean Water Act requires states to periodically identify specific waters where water quality problems exist. The state is also required to prioritize the list of impaired waters, to calculate an allowable amount of pollutants for those waters (total maximum daily load, or TMDL) and to devise alternative implementation plans to remedy the impairment. These reports are part of the process to improve water quality in these streams.
The Division of Water is asking for comments on this draft report. Revisions to the reports may be made based on public comment. The revised reports will then be sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review, comment and approval.
The report may be viewed on the Internet at
For print copies, contact Andrea M. Fredenburg at the Division of Water, 14 Reilly Road, Frankfort, Ky. 40601 or by telephone at (502) 564-3410. Comments should be provided to Ms. Fredenburg by Sept. 18, 2006.