In 2000, the Kentucky General Assembly amended KRS Chapter 224A through the passage of Senate Bill 409. This bill created a structured planning process for water services throughout the state with the goal of making potable water and wastewater treatment available to all Kentuckians by the year 2020. Senate Bill 409 also required the fifteen Area Development Districts (ADD) in Kentucky to create Water Management Planning Areas & Councils. Each ADD works closely with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA), the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW), local utilities, and other state and local agencies to oversee water management planning activities within their area.
The water management planning process is facilitated through the Water Resource Information System (WRIS). The WRIS contains information about all water and wastewater projects & systems, mapping for existing infrastructure, and future projects. All project profiles can be found on the WRIS Portal. A collection of maps for the GRADD region can be downloaded using the button below.
The GRADD Water Management Council meets quarterly. Meeting minutes, agendas, and additional information can be found at the Water Management Council page.