Wellhead Protection

Wellhead Protection

Louisville Water draws raw (or untreated) water directly from the Ohio River and through the natural aquifer next to the Ohio River using Riverbank Filtration technology. Wellhead protection is a plan designed to protect the groundwater resources of a public water system from contamination. Learn more about Wellhead Protection.

Louisville Water offers a variety of resources that are practical and specific to our area for the protection of our source water, including the "Homeowner's Guidebook of Native Plants, Integrated Pest Management, and Pollution Prevention," Field Guides and the Wellhead Protection Plan (WHPP) brochures listed below. Additionally, the Wellhead Protection Plan Update report (May 2014) for the Riverbank Filtration wells at the B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant is available.

The following groundwater protection brochures are part of Louisville Water's WHPP.  This information is recommended for residents living within the Wellhead Protection Area. Just click on the title(s) of your choice.

WHPP Update Report - Cover and Table of Contents

WHPP Update Report - Attachment 1

WHPP Update Report - Attachments 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

WHPP Update Report - Attachment 7

WHPP Update Report - Attachment 8

WHPP Update Report - Attachments 9, 10 and 11

WHPP 900:  Groundwater Protection Plans for Homeowners

WHPP 901:  Best Management Practices - Lawn Care

WHPP 902:  A Healthy Lawn Helps the Environment

WHPP 903:  Lawn Care Products

WHPP 904:  Choosing a Lawn Care Service

WHPP 905:  Integrated Pest Management

WHPP 906:  Do you have Well Water on your Property?

WHPP 907:  Buying or Selling a Home with a Heating Oil Tank

WHPP 908:  Heating Oil Tank Addendum

WHPP 909:  Removing an Underground Heating Oil Tank

WHPP 910:  Tank Removal Checklist

WHPP 911:  Listing of Certified Tank Removal Companies in Louisville, Kentucky

WHPP 912:  What you Need to Know about Groundwater

WHPP 914:  Household Septic Systems

WHPP 914A: Homeowner's Septic System Checklist

WHPP 915:  Buying or Selling a Home with a Septic System

WHPP 916:  Pollution Prevention Begins at Home

WHPP 917:  Used Oil and Antifreeze

WHPP 918:  Recycling Reference Guide for Homeowners

WHPP 919:  Hazardous Materials Disposal Reference Guide for Homeowners

WHPP 920:  Common Paint Wastes - A Homeowner's Guide

WHPP 921:  Homeowner's Potential Contaminant Inventory

WHPP 922:  Preventing Groundwater Pollution JUNK - Haul it Away

WHPP 923:  Household Floor Drains

WHPP 924:  Care and Feeding of Aboveground Storage Tanks

WHPP 925:  Safe Pesticide Use

Making your Lawn "Green" for Less Money - EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant

Wellhead Protection Plan Update report (May 2014) for the Riverbank Filtration wells at the B.E. Payne Water Treatment Plant 


Links to State and Federal sites:

Kentucky Division of Water Wellhead Protection Program

EPA Source Water Protection