New License Issuances – January through September 2018

Congratulations to all of our newly certified drinking water, wastewater and solid waste operators! During the months of January through September, the Division of Compliance Assistance’s Certification and Licensing Branch staff issued 108 solid waste license, 236 drinking water licenses and 175 wastewater licenses. These licenses were issued to operators who upgraded their licenses to a higher level or who were recertified, as well as to operators who are new to their respective fields.

For a complete list of these operators, please click here.

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Continuing Education Opportunity – Emerging Contaminants & How We Treat Them

The Division of Compliance Assistance is hosting a drinking water continuing education class at Rough River SRP, 450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, Ky.  The class will cover some of the newest emerging contaminants found in drinking water and some of the techniques used to remove them.

The first day will cover the contaminants now being found in source water and the issues they present to human health and the environment. The second day will exam treatment methods and their effectiveness in removing contaminants.

Certified drinking water operators may attend this event for continuing education hours by registering through E-Search. If you have any questions, please call 502-564-0323.

Course Date: October 4-5, 2018

Course Number: DW 18482

Training Hours: 12

Cost: $60

Location: Rough River State Resort Park, Falls of the Rough , KY

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Continuing Education Opportunity – Regulations

The Division of Compliance Assistance is hosting a combined drinking water/wastewater continuing education class at Dale Hollow SRP, 6371 State Park Road, Burkesville, Ky.  The class will cover regulations concerning drinking water, wastewater and operator certification.

The first day begins with an exploration of Kentucky state regulations concerning drinking water treatment and distribution. The last part of the day will cover regulations for wastewater treatment and collections.

Day two will continue the study of wastewater treatment and collections regulations. The remainder of the time will be spent examining the regulations that govern operator certification.

Certified drinking water and wastewater operators may attend this event for continuing education hours by registering through E-Search. If you have any questions, please call 502-564-0323.

Course Date: October 31st, November 1st , 2018

Course Number: CDW 18483

Training Hours: 12

Cost: $60

Location: Dale Hollow State Resort Park, Burkesville , KY

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New License Issuances –2017

Congratulations to all of our newly certified drinking water, wastewater and solid waste operators! During the 2017 calendar year, the Division of Compliance Assistance’s Certification and Licensing Branch staff issued 325 drinking water licenses, 301 wastewater licenses, and 106 solid waste licenses. These licenses were issued to operators who upgraded their licenses to a higher level and for recertification, as well as to operators who are new to their respective fields.

For a complete list of these operators, please click here.

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2018 Drinking Water and Wastewater Operator Training Schedule Announced

The Division of Compliance Assistance’s Operator Certification Program has published its 2018 Drinking Water and Wastewater Operator Training Schedule. The schedule contains a list of the certification schools offered throughout 2018 and the continuing education courses offered January through June. The schedule may be viewed on our Operator Training web page.

Reminder: The renewal cycle for certified drinking water treatment and distribution system operators begins on January 1 and ends on June 30, 2018. Earn your continuing education hours and renew online beginning January 1.

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Solid Waste Training Schedule Announced

The Division of Compliance Assistance’s Operator Certification Program has published its 2018 Solid Waste Operator Training Schedule. The schedule contains a list of the landfill, compost and landfarm operator certification schools offered for 2018. The schedule may be viewed on our Solid Waste Certification Program web page.

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Protecting Your Water Service Lines from Freezing Important in Deep Cold

With the arrival of record cold temperatures throughout Kentucky, most of the State’s water plants are experiencing a greater number of water main breaks and calls from consumers about frozen water lines.  Since the onset of plummeting temperatures, the City of Louisville alone had 40 water main breaks and received over 700 calls from customers who experienced frozen water lines and burst piping in their homes.

You can protect your home’s pipes by following the suggestions found in the attached article sent out by our friends at The Kentucky Rural Water Association.  The article can be found at http://www.krwa.org/news/how-to-prevent-your-pipes-from-freezing/ .

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