The passage of Senate Bill 409 during the 2000 Kentucky Legislative Session changed the way that the state of Kentucky planned for the management of its drinking water resources. The passage of Senate Bill 409 required the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) to implement a program of water management planning that would insure the development of necessary infrastructure that would allow the provision of public water service for all Kentucky households by the year 2020.
Senate Bill 409 also required the Area Development Districts across the state to work with KIA to develop water management planning areas that would encompass the entire Commonwealth.
The ADD’s across the state were also charged with the coordination of multi-county planning councils whose primary responsibility was to develop a long range water supply plan for each Area Development District across the state. These multi-county planning councils were also given the responsibility of prioritizing all water and wastewater projects for their region for any available funding through the Kentucky State Legislature.
Each ADD would employ a full-time water service coordinator whose primary responsibility was to coordinate the activities of the regional water management planning council and to serve as a liaison between local utilities, local elected officials, and state and federal funding agencies.
The Cumberland Valley Regional Water Management Council meets quarterly. Current water and wastewater project prioritization lists are available for review and download, along with additional information related to the utilities that serve our area.
Staff in this department also provide project administration services for water and wastewater infrastructure construction projects. Staff work closely with project engineers, utility management, and funding sources.
For more information in this program area, please call 606-864-7391.
2019 Water Planning Council Meetings
March 13, 2019
June 24, 2019
September 11, 2019
December 11, 2019
Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. in the downstairs conference room at the Cumberland Valley Area Development District Office