glass-of-waterMADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/23/14) — The Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced that the Madisonville Light and Water Department has been recognized as one of 61 water treatment plants in the state consistently producing drinking water that exceeded state and federal quality standards.

According to a press release from the state EEC, Madisonville was among 149 plants participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Area-Wide Optimization Program for 2013.

The program challenges plants to reduce turbidity levels below those required by state and federal regulations. Turbidity, or cloudiness, of water can be caused by sand and dirt, as well as bacteria and viruses.

Particle removal is critical for producing water that is free of dirt and microbes that can cause waterborne diseases.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Ricki Gardenshire, EEC

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7923

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 5102

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4450

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4146

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 4083

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 13774

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8935

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 27, 2015 2389

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 2068

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1124

Church Attempts to ‘Inspire’ Teens in Self-Worth,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1124

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 1120

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 810

Smoke Filled House Prompts 911 Call

by Madisonville Fire Dept.
April 28, 2015 763

ATV Driver Injured When Vehicle Overturns

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 757

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

by Keith Todd
April 27, 2015 736

Mustangs Lose to Ohio County via Shutout

by Steve LeMaster
April 27, 2015 562

Lady Mustangs Take Two from Calloway in…

by Steve LeMaster