The Fort Knox Environmental Management Division mission is to ensure the long term sustainability of the installation through compliance with State and Federal Environmental laws and regulations, protection of natural and cultural resources, prevention of pollution, environmental training, environmental inspections and public outreach for the well-being of the Fort Knox community.



Hunt Control Office

Cultural Resources Management

Drinking Water

Water Quality Reports

For most recent water quality reports from HCWD #1 visit the following: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TPifjwQmEXFMWjXO-dKT1KAlDoS9hD0T

Kentucky's Drinking Water Watch

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection maintains a Drinking Water Watch webpage database for all the public water systems in Kentucky. Click here to review details of the Hardin County Water District #1 system which is currently the source of drinking water for Fort Knox. This site contains sampling schedules,technical sampling data and violations/enforcement actions. For questions about the data for Hardin County Water District # 1 please contact the listed official or the Fort Knox Environmental Management Division at 502-624-3629 or at knox.army.emd@army.mil.

Per-and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

The Army is investigating potential releases of certain per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS. These substances may be present in soil and/or groundwater at Army installations from PFAS-containing aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) or from other sources. Military use of AFFF began in the 1970s and was most widely used at installations with airfields. The primary potential sources of Army PFAS releases are firefighting training areas where AFFF was used to train firefighters to respond to petroleum fires. Other potential Army uses of PFAS were in industrial processes, such as metal plating. However, there are also many potential non-DoD sources of PFAS. These chemicals may enter the environment through landfills and wastewater due to their presence in consumer products or as runoff to soil and water from other uses. Fort Knox is currently conducting testing on the installation at potential sites were these chemicals were used.

The Department of Defense has established a PFAS Task Force with focus on health aspects, cleanup standards and performance, finding/funding an effective substitute fire fighting foam without PFAS, science-supported standards for exposure and cleanup, and interagency coordination.

For more information on DOD’s PFAS efforts click Here.

Click Here for DoD’s PFAS 101 link


Click Here for Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFAS Fact Sheet for Communities

Click Here for the DoD's PFAS Public Outreach webpage

Click Here for the 2021 Fort Knox Drinking Water Sampling Results

Click Here for the 2023 Fort Knox Drinking Water Sampling Results

Other Resources:

U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) Army PFAS Status for Drinking Water on Fort Knox

DoD PFAS Efforts, policies and reports


Fort Knox's Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation


Compliance Branch Programs

Compliance Branch Chief
Telephone: 502-624-8672
DSN: 464-8672

Clean Air Act/Air Pollution
Telephone: (502) 624-8811/8186
DSN: 464-8811/8186

Fuel Collection/Fuel Disposal
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/8379/6598
DSN: 464-3692/8379/6598
Contaminated Fuel
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/8397/6598
DSN: 464-3692/8397/6598
Hazardous Waste/Universal Waste Disposal/Fuel Collection/Fuel Disposal/Used Oil/Used Antifreeze/Solid Waste/Used Tires
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/6598/8379
DSN: 464-3692/6598/8379
Oil Water Separators
Telephone: (502) 624-8187
DSN: 464-8187
Pollution Prevention (P2)
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/8672
DSN: 464-3692/8672

Solid Waste / Used Tires
Telephone: (502) 624-3692
DSN: 464-3692

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCCP)
Bulk Storage Containers (BSCs)/Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
Drinking Water
Telephone: (502) 624-2072/6057
DSN: 464-2072/6057
Storm Water / Groundwater / Oil Water Separators
Gray Water
Telephone: (502) 624-8187/6057
DSN: 464-8187/6057
Used Oil / Used Antifreeze
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/8739/6598

DSN: 464-3692/8739/6598

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Before you Dig (BUD)
Telephone: (502) 624-5174
DSN: 464-5174

Plans and Operations Branch

Plans and Operations Branch Chief
Telephone: 502-624-3598
DSN: 464-3598

Asbestos / Lead / Mold
Telephone: (502) 624-5245
DSN: 464-5245

Cultural Resources
Telephone: (502) 624-6581/7877
DSN: 464-6581/7877

Environmental GIS
Telephone: (502) 624-1222
DSN: 464-1222

Environmental Training
Telephone: (502) 624-7300
DSN: 464-7300

Hazardous Materials (EPCRA)
Telephone: (502) 624-1929/5245
DSN: 464-1929/5245

Telephone: (502) 624-1929/8537
DSN: 464-1929/8537

Natural Resources Branch Programs

Telephone: 502-624-7368
DSN: 464-7368

Endangered Species
Telephone: (502) 624-7373/7141/7368
DSN: 464-7373/7141/7368

Fish & Wildlife / Hunt Control
Telephone: (502) 624-7311/7368/7141/2712
DSN: 464-7311/7368/7141/2712

Forestry Management (Tree Cutting)
Telephone: (502) 624-4500/4519
DSN: 464-4500/4519

Telephone: (502) 624-7368
DSN: 464-7368
Wildlife Biologist
Telephone: (502) 624-7373/7141
DSN: 464-7373/7141

Qualified Recycle Program

Recycling Program Manager
Telephone: 502-624-5673
DSN: 464-5673

Recycle Center (QRP)
Telephone: (502) 624-5026
DSN: 464-5026