Drought, Water Loss Workshop will Teach Utilities How to Manage Dry Conditions

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, KentDrought Picucky Rural Water Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are sponsoring a free drought-and-water-loss workshop for small and medium-sized drinking water utilities. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. EDT, at the Prestonsburg Mountain Arts Center, which is located at 50 Hal Rogers Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

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Paint Very Likely the Source of Plume in Rockhouse Fork Creek

Conclusive testing done by the state on water samples taken from a yellow-green plume in Rockhouse Fort Creek that was reported to Environmental Response Team of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) on April 11, has revealed the presence of titanium, which does not typically occur in surface water.

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Water Quality Portal Wins Best of Kentucky Award

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Melissa Miracle, Annemarie Cason, Katie McKone and Division of Water Director Peter Goodmann receive the award.

Some new hardware will decorate the award shelf of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Water.

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection was honored at the 2016 Kentucky Digital Government Summit with a Best of Kentucky award for the Kentucky Water Health Portal.

To check out the Water Health Portal, go here.

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Land, Air and Water Spring Edition Available for Download

The spring 2016 issue of Land, Air & Water is available for download at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.  

The cover features a raccoon photographed by ChriRacoon pics Oelschlager in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  Oelschlager works for the Division of Forestry.        

Below are a few of the stories you will find in this issue-

  • Come celebrate – Join our annual Earth Day celebration this Thursday, April 21st.  Check out the vendors that will be on site and read all about the planned festivities on Page 5.

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Lead in Drinking Water workgroup To Meet on April 20, 2016

MEETING NOTICE

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2016) – The Lead in Drinking Water workgroup will meet April 20, at 1:00 p.m. EDT at 200 Fair Oaks, Frankfort, KY, in conference room 204A.

The meeting is open to the public.

Draft Agenda:

  1. Call Meeting to Order and Introductions
  2. Introduction of Guests
  3. Purpose and operation of workgroup
  4. Discuss KY DOW letter to EPA
  5. Presentation on Health Impacts from Lead
  6. Discuss Assignments and Timeline
  7. Deliverables
  8. Public Comment
  9. Next Meeting

Contact:  Lanny Brannock, 502-564-2150

Lanny.brannock@ky.gov

 

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DCA Floodplains, Streams and Wetlands Workshop a Big Draw

IMG_1085 editThe Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance hosted a very successful Floodplains, Streams and Wetlands Compliance Workshop on April 13, 2016.

More than 70 people participated, including representatives from local governments, environmental consultants, civil and environmental engineers, the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection employees.

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Kentucky an Example for Water Quality as “Water Week” gets Underway in Washington

Kentucky_DamDuring the week of April 10 – 16, 2016, water sector organizations and professionals will gather in the nation’s capital to celebrate “Water Week.”

Water, wastewater, and stormwater professionals from communities across the country will come together in Washington, D.C. to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters – to ensure a healthy and sustainable environment.

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