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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water

Division of Water
Permit Reviews

The Permit Review staff implement the Groundwater Protection Plan Program and the Wellhead Protection Program.

Groundwater Protection Plan
Permit review personnel are responsible for implementation of the groundwater protection regulation 401 KAR 5:037 that requires persons engaging in activities that have the potential to pollute groundwater to develop and implement a Groundwater Protection Plan (GPP). 

Permit review staff also provide technical assistance to the regulated public concerning development of GPPs and has developed a guidance document, Preparing a Groundwater Protection Plan.

Photo of Groundwater Branch Personnel Explaining a Generic Groundwater Protection Plan

Groundwater Protection Plan Staff:

Wellhead Protection
Kentucky's Wellhead Protection Program (WHPP) is coordinated by the Groundwater Section and is regulated through the Water Supply Planning Regulation 401 KAR 4:220.

The Groundwater Section provides technical and educational assistance to public water systems required to develop Wellhead Protection Plans. A guidance document for wellhead protection is available by contacting section staff.

Water Supply Protection Area Sign

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