Kentucky Division of Water and EPA to Discuss Pollution Control Plan

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 will conduct a public meeting Tuesday, July 24, to discuss the pollution control plan for the Floyds Fork watershed.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT in the cafeteria of Middletown Elementary School, 218 North Madison Avenue, Louisville.

The DOW will present information about the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development process including monitoring, TMDL model development, formation of a technical subcommittee and stakeholder involvement. DOW also will provide an update on the Floyds Fork bacteria TMDL. 

TMDL is a term used to describe the amount of pollution a stream can receive and still meet water quality standards. Water quality standards are regulations based on federal or state law that set numeric or narrative limits on pollutants. TMDLs are required for water bodies that are determined to be impaired. Floyds Fork currently fails to meet state standards for recreation and aquatic life.

Members of the public who wish to obtain additional information regarding this public meeting may contact the DOW via email at FloydsFork@ky.gov or the U.S. EPA Region 4, via email at floydsfork@epa.gov. All inquiries regarding EPA’s approach to developing the Floyds Fork TMDL model should be directed to Tim Wool, EPA Region 4, at wool.tim@epa.gov or 404-562-9260.

Additional information regarding the Floyds Fork TMDL development process and past meetings can be found at http://water.ky.gov/watershed/Pages/FloydsFork.aspx.

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