In response to Protect Your Groundwater Day on Sept. 11, the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Geological Survey will be conducting activities that emphasize the importance of groundwater in our daily lives and will highlight protection practices to protect this valuable resource. DOW Groundwater Section personnel will be out in full force on this day inspecting and collecting groundwater samples from domestic water wells in the Green River Watershed in parts of Bullitt, Nelson, Harden, Hart, Larue and Grayson counties in response to a statewide study to determine if private water wells are being affected by bacteria.
The Kentucky Geological Survey will be sponsoring activities that emphasize the importance of groundwater use within the Cane Run Watershed located in Fayette and Scott counties. Participants for this event will meet at the Kentucky Geological Survey’s Well Sample and Core Library, located on Research Drive, which is across from the Kentucky Horse Park off Iron Works Pike, to explore best management practices that are being implemented for groundwater protection. For further information on activities scheduled for the day, participants can contact Mike Lynch at -859-323-0561, or at firstname.lastname@example.org