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Water in KentuckyNatural History, Communities, and Conservation$
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Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813168685

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001

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Water and Wastewater Service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Water and Wastewater Service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

(p.40) Chapter Four Water and Wastewater Service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Water in Kentucky

Roger Recktenwald

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter tracks the development of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kentucky from colonial days up to the present. It examines the requirements for capturing, holding treating, delivering and removing water via reservoirs, treatment plants, pipes, pumps, etc. It examines the increasing role of government and state and local utilities through time to insure safe drinking water and proper treatment and disposal of wastewater. The historical role of federal rules for water and wastewater management is examined. Historical developments in the City of Harrodsburg illustrate the evolution of water and wastewater management in Kentucky.

Keywords:   Water, wastewater, management, infrastructure history, regulations, utilities, water systems, infrastructure challenges

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