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Health department employee elected to wastewater board

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By The Staff

Todd LaFollette with the Oldham County Health Department has been elected president-elect to the board of directors of the Kentucky Onsite Wastewater Association Inc. Recently relocating its headquarters to Bowling Green, KOWA was officially organized in 1995 as a non-profit corporation to address onsite wastewater issues and works to further its mission: “Through education and communication, to elevate the onsite wastewater industry and thereby protect human health, preserve the environment, and improve the quality of life for onsite professionals.”Voting members of the association include manufacturers, installers, pumpers and regulators of onsite sewage disposal systems and components. Voting membership may also include members of academic institutions or government agencies involved in all aspects of the onsite sewage disposal industry.The principal purposes of KOWA include:• To work toward the establishment of uniform standards for onsite sewage disposal systems.• To compile and disseminate information affecting the onsite industry.• To educate the public on the value of recycling wastewater and the need for adequate onsite systems.• To protect the environment of the state of Kentucky by assisting the development of sound practices.• To unite industry professionals in a common organization.• To promote ethical standards for the guidance of members with each other and with the public.The newly elected 2008 board also includes President Matt Byers, Zoeller Pump Company; Vice President Jamie Reading, Bullitt County Septic Service; Secretary/Treasurer Angie Mattingly, Lincoln Trail District Health Department; Past President Kate Peake, Lincoln Trail District Health Department; and directors, David Ward, Ward Brothers Land Improvement, Bob McCandless, Northern Kentucky District Health Department, Angela Billings, Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Lynn Brashear, Infiltrator Systems Inc., Tommy Humkey, Humkey Backhoe/Ditchwitch, Doug Seyfried, Reis Concrete Products Inc., Chris Cooke, Ring Industrial Group and Randall Carrier, Lincoln County Health Department.For information or to see a listing of their training schedule, visit www.kentuckyonsite.org.