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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 ...