WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu June 14, 2012
Drinking Water Violations Down
A report released by the Kentucky Division of Water says violations involving contaminants and treatment dropped from 2010 to 2011 in the Commonwealth. The Annual Compliance Report is required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
The report lists the 461 public water systems in Kentucky and any violations imposed in the previous year. Maximum contaminant level and treatment violations dropped from 116 in 2010 to 96 last year. The coordinator of the Drinking Water Program, Julie Roney, issued a statement that "the results are encouraging" as her agency works with public water systems to provide safe and reliable drinking water to residents of the state.
Roney says the majority of violations in the state's public water systems were for administrative infractions, rather than problems with the water treatment process.