water quality http://wfpl.org en Water Advocates Discuss 'Dead Zone,' Need for Stricter Water Standards http://wfpl.org/post/water-advocates-discuss-dead-zone-need-stricter-water-standards <p>‘Dead Zones’ are areas of low-oxygen levels in the ocean, caused by nutrient pollution. The world’s second-largest dead zone forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to runoff from farms and sewage treatment plants. While the pollution kills aquatic life in the dead zone, it can also kill fish and cause algae blooms upstream.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 4514 at http://wfpl.org Regulators Seek Comments on Kentucky Water Pollution Plan Update http://wfpl.org/post/regulators-seek-comments-kentucky-water-pollution-plan-update <p>The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking public comments on <a href="http://water.ky.gov/Documents/PublicNotice/2012%20NPS%20Management%20Plan%20-%20Draft%2030%20For%20Public%20Comment.pdf" target="_blank">its updated plan </a>to deal with water pollution..</p><p>Under the Clean Water Act, the Division of Water is required to present a plan every year to address what&rsquo;s known as &ldquo;non-point source pollution.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s pollution that doesn&rsquo;t come out of a pipe, and includes everything on the ground that eventually washes into waterways.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 102 at http://wfpl.org Water Quality Report: Ten Percent of Taps Tested Show Elevated Lead Levels http://wfpl.org/post/water-quality-report-ten-percent-taps-tested-show-elevated-lead-levels <p>The Louisville area&rsquo;s tap water meets all federal standards, according to the <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/679E34E1-4557-4495-8EFD-98403FC896EE/0/CCR2012LRforweb.pdf" target="_blank">annual water quality report </a>released today by Louisville Water Company. But ten percent of the homes tested showed elevated levels of lead.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 70 at http://wfpl.org