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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water

Division of Water

The mission of the Kentucky Division of Water is to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth's water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.




​World Water Day is March 22, 2018 – a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle water and sanitation issues. This year’s theme of ’Nature for Water’ focuses on showing the potential of nature-based solutions.

Explore the KY Water Week information to learn ways that individuals, businesses and communities are using natural solutions to address water issues in their areas, and what you can do to help protect clean water!


Permit documents, information and links to eNOI forms or paper forms for all Surface Water Discharge permits are available at
General Permits
Click here to learn about general permits for wastewater discharges.  In addition to explaining what general permits are, each wastewater discharge general permit is listed, along with its effective and expiration dates, and is linked to a page that provides access to that general permit’s fact sheet, permit, application, instructions, notice of termination, and any available guidance.

Nature License Plate
Drive home your support for the outdoors and keep Kentucky in a natural state by buying a Nature License Plate, you will be directed to the Kentucky
Heritage Land Conservation Fund. All proceeds from the sale of nature license plates are deposited into the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund; the Wild Rivers Program receives 10 percent of those funds.