Public Comment Sought on General Permit for On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is seeking public comment on the new KYG40 general permit for on-site wastewater treatment systems at residential locations. New requirements of the KYG40 permit include design requirements, the operation and maintenance by certified wastewater treatment plant operator and a maintenance contract with the certified operator. Advantages to this permit include anticipated cost savings to the homeowner by eliminating sampling requirements while ensuring protection of the environment through proper operation and maintenance of the unit. The close of the comment period is April 21, 2013.

Copies of the draft permit, fact sheet, application and other support material may be viewed by using the e-Search feature on the department’s Pending Approvals page at Once on the page, enter the AI No. in the Agency Interest ID field and click the Search button to view the documents available. Comments must be received by the DOW no later than 4:30 p.m. EDT on the closing date of the comment period. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to or written comments may be submitted to the Division of Water at 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601.


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