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​​Technical Assistance (TA) staff are located in regional offices across the state and provide drinking water technical assistance, training, and support to public water systems.  Contact your local provider if you need assistance with chemical treatment change/addition requests, chlorination point of application change, CT calculation assistance, Alternate Staffing Plan submittal, data integrity concerns or Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) support.

Region ​Contact ​Phone
Jenna Hammond
​Southeastern David Messer ​606-330-2080
North Central ​Gabe Tanner ​502-782-7088
​South Central ​CJ Bailey ​502-782-8984
​Western Jackie Logsdon ​270-825-7513


Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP)

 The Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP), established and implemented by USEPA, is a multi-state effort that the Division of Water has participated in since 1997.  The goal of the program is to maximize public health protection by providing water systems the tools, training, and support necessary to optimize turbidity removal and reduce Disinfection By-Products (DBP) formation.  The optimization goals are more stringent that the regulations; thus, providing many benefits.  AWOP can also be utilized to provide compliance assistance through optimization.

The AWOP approach includes performing Comprehensive Performance Evaluations (CPE), Performance Based Trainings (PBT), Distribution System Optimization (DSO) Training, Data Integrity Workshops, and Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA). 

Annual AWOP Certificates and Awards are presented each year at the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association (KWWOA) State Conference to public water systems that participate in AWOP and have met the goals.

2018 AWOP Press Release

To be eligible to receive a certificate or award, a public water system must join AWOP by submitting a letter of commitment and achieving the AWOP goals. 

For more information, contact your local TA provider or the AWOP Coordinator:  Jackie Logsdon 270-825-7513.


Additional Information: 
EPA—Optimization Program for Drinking Water Systems 
ASDWA—Area-Wide Optimization Program