Governor Bevin declared March 19 through 25 as “Water Week in Kentucky” to show how each member of the Commonwealth is impacted by water in their daily lives and to connect water health to quality of life for each Kentucky citizen.
Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.
In celebration of these abundant natural resources, and as an observance of the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives, Gov. Matt Bevin has pronounced the week of March 19-25 as Water Week in Kentucky.
But you don’t have to let this free water run away. Get (or make) a rain barrel! Rain barrels are containers or systems that collect and store rain water from rooftops for later use.
Join our partners at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Office on Monday, March 20, 2017 or at Kentucky State University on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to create your own rain barrel.
In today’s busy world it’s hard enough to keep up with our own personal health, much less the health of a stream. However, our own health is very dependent on stream health, whether it be our physical health through the water we drink or our mental health through water we use for recreation. You might go to a doctor for your personal health, but when it comes to stream health the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) has the information you need. There are many ways you can get information about the health of a stream, one very handy way is to get our newly-developed Stream Health Pocket Guide.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2017) – A meeting of the Kentucky Lead Workgroup will take place March 15 at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Division of Water building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2017) – Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2017) – March 6-10, 2017 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.