Comment period ends May 18, 2015
The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking public comment until May 18, 2015 on a draft report addressing water quality impairments related to pH and metals. The report, Proposed Draft Total Maximum Daily Load for pH, Cadmium, Iron, Nickel and Zinc, 16 Pollutant-Waterbody Combinations on 6 Stream Segments, Hopkins County, Kentucky, has been prepared as required by the federal Clean Water Act.
Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires each state to periodically identify specific waters where water quality problems exist. The state is required to prioritize the list of impaired waters and calculate an allowable amount of pollutants for those waters known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). Continue reading “Public comment sought on draft report regarding water quality impairments related to pH and metals on six stream segments in Hopkins County”