Local Water Treatment Plants Recognized for Superior Performance PDF Print
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 05:29

The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced yesterday that several drinking water treatment plants in Kentucky consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards.

 

These systems are among several water treatment plants in the state that participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP). The program challenges plants to reduce turbidity levels below those required by state and federal regulations. Turbidity, or cloudiness, of water can be caused by sand and dirt, as well as bacteria and viruses. Particle removal is critical for producing water that is free of dirt and microbes that can cause waterborne diseases.

 

Locally, Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, Columbia/Adair County Water Commission, Glasgow Water Companies Barren River and Beaver Cree, Greensburg Water Works, and the Green River Valley Water District all made the list.

 

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