Category Archives: Division of Compliance Assistance

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 … Continue reading

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New EPA Guidelines Make Dealing with PFOA and PFOS a Challenge

Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated the drinking water guidelines for PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid) and PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid) in response to the rising attention paid to the dangers of these chemicals in drinking water. The agency’s assessment … Continue reading

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Free Workshop for Kentucky Utilities

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Kentucky Rural Water Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are sponsoring a free drought-and-water-loss workshop for small and medium-sized drinking water utilities. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from … Continue reading

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Safety First – No Matter What

It saddens me when I see an article about an operator who died in the line of duty. Often these incidents could have been avoided. Accidents do happen, and some of them are just that–an accident. Faulty equipment, missing or … Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath?

In some instances, it’s not what is on the surface that’s important, but what impact the underlying effects have on a situation. In Kentucky, farming is a big part of most communities. Many of these farming communities use fertilizer and … Continue reading

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Arsenic Contamination in Well Water

Recently, several scientific papers have noted that naturally occurring arsenic is contaminating many private wells in the United States and Canada. Private wells remain at risk due to the lack of regulations in most states’ governing of private well water … Continue reading

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