Water Utility Emergency Field Guide:
Kentucky - Emergency Management Area 4
When you need help:
You are not alone during an emergency!
Help is available through local, county, state, and non-
governmental organizations.
Request assistance from your local resources first (police, fire, health, local Emergency
Operations Center or EOC, and existing mutual aid and assistance partners - if applicable).
Contact your County Emergency Management (EM) office or EOC for additional assistance
(see numbers on next page) if needed AND be prepared with:
a)	Your utility's name, address, and contact information.
b)	The address where the resource is needed, and Global Positioning System or GPS
coordinates if you have them.
A description of the emergency and magnitude (what happened, how large is the affected
area, how many people will be affected).
What you need (kind and type of resource, such as a Type IV generator: a trailer-mounted,
400 KW, sound attenuated, multi-voltage panel, 3-phase generator). Resource typing, or
categorizing and describing resources, is vital during an emergency. Be sure to fully
describe the function and specific capabilities of the requested resources to avoid confusion.
When you need the resource by (how urgent is it) and how long you will need it for.
If you need a qualified operator for the requested equipment.
Don't forget to ask for an anticipated delivery date, time, and a point of contact, if available.
Your County EM or EOC will follow up with you, but you can check back if necessary. There
may not be a formal tracking number assigned to your resource request at the County level.
If your County EOC is not activated, the County EM coordinator shoul d still be able to help
you. If you are unable to reach the coordinator, contact the State EOC at (502) 607-1637 or
(800) 255-2587 for 24/7 assistance. The State EOC can coordinate your resource request with
the County EM or EOC.
Utilize mutual aid and assistance agreements such as the Kentucky Water/Wastewater Agency
Response Network (www.kywarn.org) to request resources from other utilities.
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Keep in Mind:
If the County cannot fulfill your resource request, they will look to neighboring counties.
If the neighboring counties cannot fulfill your resource request, your County will forward it to
your area's Emergency Management Coordinator, and to the State EOC. All will try to locate
the resource within Kentucky.
If the State EOC cannot fulfil l your resource request, they may use their Emergency Manage-
ment Assistance Compact (EMAC) coordinator to access resources in other states.
The State EOC may also contact the federal government for assistance through FEM A. This
can be a lengthy process (at least 3 days), so don't wait too long to ask for help.
Not all assistance will be free-of-charge. You may be responsible for some or all of the costs.
The best way to make sure you get what you need is to have pre-disaster contracts and mutual
aid and assistance agreements. If you wait until after the disaster to plan, it may be too late.
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Who To
Kentucky Department of Environmental
Protection (24/7 numbers)
Environmental Emergency
(including water and wastewater)
800-928-2380 or 502-564-2380
Technical and Regulatory Assistance
800-926-8111
State EOC 24/7
502-607-1682
or 800-255-2587
EM Area 4 Phone Numbers*:
Allen County
1216 Harrison School Rd,
Scottsville
270-237-4745
270-237-3611 - After hours
Barren County
117 N. Public Sq.. Suite 3A
Glasgow
270-651-4910
270-651-1175 - After hours
Hart County
116 East Union St.
Munfordville
270-524-5219
270-524-0011 - After hours
Logan County
459 Homer Insco Rd.
Russell ville
270-726-8585
270-726-4911 - After hours
Monroe County
134 Castle Heights Dr.
Tompkinsville
270-427-8062
270-487-8757 - After hours
Simpson County
401 Macedonia Rd.
Franklin
270-586-0531
270-586-8824 - After hours
Butler County
110 North Main St.
Morgantown
270-526-3433
270-526-3676 - After hours
Metcalfe County
1999 Crenshaw Cassidy Rd.
Knob Lick
270-432-2233 ext. 226
270-432-7995 - After hours
Warren County
429 1/2 East 10th St., Suite B
Bowling Green
270-781-8776
270-842-1633 - After hours
Edmonson County
220 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Brownsville
270-597-2729 - 24/7	* Phone numbers can change, so be sure to check contact
information on a regular basis.
Mutual aid and assistance is available on a voluntary basis from other utilities through membership
in the Kentucky Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) System. The KY WARN
website is available at www.kvwarn.org.
Other organizations that can help you locate resources in the event of an emergency are:
	Kentucky Rural Water Association: 270-843-2291
	Kentucky American Water Works Association: 502-550-2992
	Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators' Association: 502-226-8149
	Kentucky Rural Community Assistance Partnership: 502-875-5863 or 800-456-3452
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