FRANKFORT – Kentuckians have an opportunity to check if their public water system is in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The Division of Water has prepared its annual compliance report that summarizes violations incurred by public water systems across the state. The federal Environmental Protection Agency will summarize and evaluate all state reports in a national report that also must make recommendations concerning the resources needed to improve compliance with the federal act.
The Division of Water oversees Kentucky’s drinking water program and regulates 468 public water systems. In 2010, the state issued 698 clean water violations. Of those violations, 16.6 percent were related to health-based standards with the remainder being monitoring and/or reporting violations.
The 2010 compliance report is available online at http://water.ky.gov.