FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Utility regulators in Kentucky say water utilities are no longer required to send copies of “boil water” advisories to the state Public Service Commission.
The PSC says it will now be informed of such advisories through a daily report from the Kentucky Division of Water. The water division has primary responsibility for enforcing drinking water safety rules through its responsibility to enforce the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
Under those rules, water utilities must issue boil water advisories to customers after water main breaks or other events that could introduce dangerous microbes into water systems. Until now, copies of those notices have had to go to both the Division of Water and the PSC.
Utility regulators say providing the information separately to the PSC is not necessary.