Kentucky Division of Water announces new initiatives for Groundwater Awareness Week
March 6-10 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.
“If you have a facility or project with activities that have the potential to adversely affect groundwater, you need to have and implement a GPP,” said Groundwater Section Supervisor David Jackson. “Even if you just have a well or septic system, you need to be aware of potential impacts to groundwater and have a plan to protect it.”
Jackson said that the DOW staff will provide assistance in developing a GPP as part of the statewide survey, and said that all interested individuals and facilities are encouraged to call to schedule a field survey.
According to Watershed Management Branch Manager John Webb, this will be a great tool to spread the word about the Groundwater Protection Program, which has been a Kentucky requirement since 1996.