Approval of Construction Plans
State regulation 401 KAR 8:100 requires that an approval be issued by the Division of Water (DOW) prior to start of construction on drinking water distribution and treatment plants. Prior to issuing a construction approval, the DOW reviews plans and specifications with respect to sanitary features of design.
Construction Application for Drinking Water Distribution DW-1
Construction Application for Drinking Water Treatment DW-2
Construction Application for Small Groundwater & Semi-Public Systems DW-3
Regulations and Requirements
Regulation 401 KAR 8:100 lists the requirements for the design, construction and approval of drinking water systems. The designs and specifications shall also meet the requirements contained in 401 KAR 8:100, the 2012 edition of Recommended Standards for Water Works, and the DOW General Design Criteria.
Recommended Standards for Water Works (2012)
General Design Criteria for Surface and Groundwater Supplies
As of December 9, 2017, construction applications may be submitted to the Division of Water electronically via the KY One Stop Business Portal. Electronically submitted plans must meet the requirements of 201 KAR 18:104
regarding the use of digital signatures for Professional Engineers.
Electronic Submittal Guidance and FAQs 4-14-2020.pdf
Submit to MyKentucky.gov