Division of Water to Award Mini Grants to Address Nonpoint Source Pollution in Kentucky Basins

 FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2016) – The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is now accepting applications for $5,000 mini grants, one for each of the seven major river basins, to address nonpoint source pollution. The mini grants would fund local educational, outreach and organizational activities to improve water quality issues in the basins.

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Visit Kentucky’s new Water Health Portal

PortalHave you ever wondered about the health of a stream? Is it safe to swim in or eat fish from a particular body of water? The new Water Health Portal provides answers to those questions.

Accessing information is easy. Just go to http://watermaps.ky.gov/ and select Water Health Portal. Type in your location, click on a stream, and learn about the health of the water. Easily identifiable color-coded icons
indicate whether a stream or lake supports a particular use, such as swimming, fishing and drinking. Continue reading “Visit Kentucky’s new Water Health Portal”

March 8-14 is Groundwater Awareness Week in Kentucky

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Private drinking wells should be tested each year

The Kentucky Division of Water is reminding private water well owners to regularly test their wells during Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14.  The awareness week emphasizes the importance of groundwater to communities and the actions Kentuckians can take to protect this vital natural resource.

Groundwater is the water from rain or other precipitation that soaks into the ground and moves downward to fill cracks and other openings in soil and rock.  It is an abundant natural resource making up 90 percent of the world’s fresh water. Continue reading “March 8-14 is Groundwater Awareness Week in Kentucky”

Kentucky Division of Waste Management to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Former Federal Mogul Facility

Status of environmental Investigation at Scottsville site to be discussed

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management (DWM) will meet with the public to discuss the status of the on-going environmental investigation at the former Federal Mogul facility located at 2640 Old Gallatin Road., Scottsville. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at 6 p.m. CST and will be held at the Allen County Courthouse located at 201 Main St., Scottsville. Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Waste Management to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Former Federal Mogul Facility”

The Kentucky Division of Water recognizes Sept. 9 as national “Protect Your Groundwater Day”

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“Protect Your Groundwater Day” is celebrated by citizens of the Commonwealth to draw attention to the importance of preventing contamination and waste of this valuable resource.

Individuals are encouraged to take action to protect groundwater by recognizing the causes of preventable groundwater contamination.  The Kentucky Division of Water is charged with protecting the Commonwealth’s groundwater resources.

One and a half million people in Kentucky draw all or part of their domestic–use water from groundwater supplies and use more than 72 million gallons per day. Continue reading “The Kentucky Division of Water recognizes Sept. 9 as national “Protect Your Groundwater Day””

Act now to protect Kentucky’s groundwater – Groundwater Awareness Week March 9-15

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is recognizing Groundwater Awareness Week, March 9-15, by emphasizing the importance of groundwater to communities and the actions Kentuckians can take to protect this vital natural resource.

Groundwater is the water from rain or other precipitation that soaks into the ground and moves downward to fill cracks and other openings in soil and rock. It is an abundant natural resource making up 90 percent of the world’s fresh water. Continue reading “Act now to protect Kentucky’s groundwater – Groundwater Awareness Week March 9-15”

Wellhead Protection Areas

Water supply ProtectionAre you familiar with Wellhead Protection Areas (WHPA)? Whether you are or not, it’s likely your community or facility has a WHPA if groundwater is a public source of drinking water.

So what is a Wellhead Protection Area? Continue reading “Wellhead Protection Areas”