Tag: Division of Water


Draft Stormwater General Permit Issued

The Draft Kentucky KYR00 stormwater general permit for discharges associated with industrial activity was issued by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) on April 2, 2018.  The current permit expires at midnight on May 31, 2018.  The draft permit and draft fact sheet can be downloaded . The public notice period started on March 30, 2018 and […]


Stormwater General Permit KYR00 Expires May 31st

The Kentucky KYR00 general permit for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity expires at midnight on May 31, 2018. According to the Division of Water, the plan is to public notice the KYR00 draft permit sometime in March 2018 with the goal to not have a lapse in coverage. The public notice period is 30 […]


Class I certified Wastewater Operator Exemption for Home Owners

One item in Smith Management Group’s March 21, 2017 Legislative Update caught my attention: Senate Bill 249, in which the Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed to eliminate the wastewater treatment certification requirement for home units. The bill passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by Governor Bevin on March 27, 2017. A […]


New Kentucky Volunteer Water Quality Data Portal Available

The Kentucky Division of Water recently announced the public release of a new volunteer Water Quality Data Portal. The portal, which can be found on the web at http://kgs.uky.edu/wwky, is a storehouse of standardized data that has been collected in-stream by volunteers across Kentucky. Through the Portal, users can find water health information (including lab […]


KY Division of Water to Hold Listening Sessions for 2015 Triennial Review

The Clean Water Act requires the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) to conduct a comprehensive review of the state water quality standards at 401 KAR Chapter 10 every three years.  This Triennial Review provides an opportunity for input from all interested parties, including members of the public.  As part of the 2015 Triennial Review, DOW […]