Kentucky Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Public water supplies: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 8:010 to 8:700

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Cross-connections: 401 KAR 8:020

Consumer confidence reports: 401 KAR 8:075

Monthly operating reports: 401 KAR 8:020 Section 2(7)

Disinfection and filtration: 401 KAR 8:150

Microbiological monitoring: 401 KAR 8:200

Certified operators: 401 KAR 8:030 and 401 KAR 11:050

Bottled Water: 401 KAR 8:700

Regulatory Agencies

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Drinking Water Branch Department for Public Health (DPH)

Kentucky Board of Certification of Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution System Operators (Board)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted primacy to Kentucky to administer the drinking water protection requirements under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

The state follows the federal rules for maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) in drinking water supplies and for public notification, but has its own state-specific time frames for the submission of consumer confidence reports, and requirements for microbiological monitoring, disinfection, and filtration. See the national section DRINKING WATER for more information about the federal requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Drinking Water Branch is responsible for administering and enforcing the rules for protecting public drinking water supplies in Kentucky. The DEP and the Board are jointly ...

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