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.

Programs & Training

Documents & Forms

Hunt Control Office

Drinking Water

Water Quality Reports

Hardin County Water District No. 1 upgrades, maintains, and operates water utilities on Fort Knox under a water utilities services contract. Please click HERE to review HCWD No. 1's annual water quality reports. NOTE: The 2020 report is scheduled to be published by April 2021.

Those with questions may call HCWD No. 1 at 270-351-3222 or Fort Knox Environmental Management Division at 502-624-3629.

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@mail.mil.

Water Purification Plant Renovations

For more information on the renovations, Click Here

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. Click Here for a story "DoD-wide PFAS testing yields no significant preliminary findings at Fort Knox” from Dec. 31, 2020.

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 fact sheet.

Compliance Branch Programs

Telephone: 502-624-3598
DSN: 464-3598

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

Bulk Storage Containers (BSCs)
Telephone: (502) 624-2072/6057
DSN: 464-2072/6057

Clean Air Act / Air Pollution / Noise / CFC
Telephone: (502) 624-8263/8186
DSN: 464-8263/8186

Drinking Water
Telephone: (502) 624-2072
DSN: 464-2072

Fuel Collection
Telephone: (502) 624-5026/5673
DSN: 464-5026/5673
Fuel Disposal
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/6598/8379
DSN: 464-3692/6598/8379

Gray Water
Telephone: (502) 624-8187/6057
DSN: 464-8187/6057

Hazardous Waste / Universal Waste Disposal
Telephone: (502) 624-3692/6598/8379
DSN: 464-3692/6598/8379
Oil Water Separators
Telephone: (502) 624-8811/8537
DSN: 464-8811/8537
Pollution Prevention (P2)
Telephone: (502) 624-3692
DSN: 464-3692

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

Spill Control and Coutermeasures Program (SPCCP)
Telephone: (502) 624-2072/6057
DSN: 464-2072/6057

Storm Water / Groundwater
Telephone: (502) 624-8187/6057
DSN: 464-8187/6057

Support Branch Programs

Telephone: 502-624-8672
DSN: 464-8672

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) 624-8537
DSN: 464-8537

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

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

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
Telephone: (502) 624-8537/1929
DSN: 464-8537/1929

Natural Resources Branch Programs

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

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

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 Branch Programs

Telephone: 502-624-5673
DSN: 464-5673
Fuel Collection
Telephone: (502) 624-5026/6620
DSN: 464-5026/6620

Recycle Center (QRP)
Telephone: (502) 624-5026/6620
DSN: 464-5026/6620

Used Oil / Antifreeze
Telephone: (502) 624-5026/6620
DSN: 464-5026/6620