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KY Div of Water sends caveats for enjoying water, staying safe
Division of Water, Public Health offer tips for a safe and healthy summer enjoying Kentucky's water resources
FRANKFORT, KY (2 Jul 2015) - This holiday weekend, many Kentuckians will flock to one of the many rivers, lakes and creeks across the state to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy the water. The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) offer these safety tips to help you safely enjoy Kentucky's abundant water resources.
Over the past several years, concerted efforts have been made to improve the quality of Kentucky's natural waterways. Many federal, state and local programs have been implemented to reduce water pollution from various sources, including those that are industrial, residential and agricultural in nature. Reducing pollutants is critical to providing safe recreational opportunities for the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Despite many water quality improvements, the potential for human health risks continue to exist in any waterbody. The DOW and the DPH advise following these safety guidelines when enjoying Kentucky's rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. By using a common sense approach, the risks of experiencing water-derived health issues can be greatly decreased.
DOW and DPH recommend that the public follow the guidelines below to reduce health risks:
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