Legislation enacted by the 1990 General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Senate Bill 271) emphasized the importance of groundwater as a natural resource, recognized its vulnerability, and broadly defined public policy for groundwater management. Funding was authorized and allocated to the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky to assess groundwater conditions across the state, determine any influence of agricultural practices upon groundwater quality, and to establish research and educational programs that will assist Kentucky citizens in maintaining or improving groundwater quality. The goals of the Senate Bill 271 (SB 271) program are to:
This website contains information on the projects funded through SB 271. Projects are listed by project, people and keywords.