Water & Wastewater Planning

Kentucky's water management planning process was formed under Senate Bill 409 to promote water planning throughout the state. The 15 Area Development Districts in Kentucky were selected to create Water Management Planning Councils for the purpose of regional planning. The Area Development Districts coordinate water management planning activities within their respective counties with the assistance of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, local utilities, and other state and local agencies.

Water Resource Information System

The water management planning process is supported by the Water Resource Information System (WRIS). The WRIS contains information about water and wastewater systems, existing infrastructure, and planned projects. The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority maintains the WRIS.

The most important projects in the region are prioritized to be eligible for funding. Prioritized projects are ranked based upon criteria, such as households served, economic development, local need, and regional impact.

Click on the Kentucky WRIS Portal to find information about Wastewater Project Priority Ranking List, Water Project Priority Ranking List, WRIS Portal Project Profile Data, WRIS Portal System Data and more.

LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council

The LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council is comprised of local elected officials from each county as well as a representative from each local health department and each community public water and/or sewer system. The LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council’s goal is to address topics related to water management planning, water/wastewater funding, and setting project priorities.

The LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council meets quarterly to vote on approval of new project profiles and revisions to project profiles, assign WRIS project profile numbers to approved project profiles, and discuss planning issues. The LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council also approved the creation of the LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council Sub-Committee. The LCADD Regional Water Management Planning Council Sub-Committee meets monthly (or as needed) to vote on approval of new project profiles and revisions to project profiles and to assign WRIS project profile numbers to approved project profiles.

Council Documents

Water Management Council Meeting Minutes

Continuing Education:

New training opportunities will be posted as they become available.

Contact Information:

Heather Stevenson
Water/ Wastewater Coordinator
Lake Cumberland Area Development District
P. O. Box 1570
Russell Springs, KY 42642
270-866-4200  Office
270-866-2044  Fax
E-mail: heather@lcadd.org