Adair, Casey, Taylor counties receive infrastructure funding

Nearby Taylor and neighboring Adair and Casey counties received funding this past week to provide cleaner drinking water and improved sewer and wastewater systems, according to Governor Andy Beshear.

The Columbia/Adair Utilities District is receiving $705,214 to construct a new water line along Kentucky Highway 551 that will connect two existing water lines on each side of the Green River. This will improve water volume and pressure for the Knifley area, officials say, and the local pump station and pressure-reducing valve also will be replaced.

The East Casey County Water District will use $593,456 to replace or upgrade aging, obsolete equipment including pump stations, water tanks, water meters with automatic technology and more and the City of Campbellsville in Taylor County will use $804,197 to upgrade aging water treatment plant equipment, including filters and sedimentation machinery, which will improve the quality and supply of water provided to customers.

The funds are part of the $250 million Cleaner Water Program, which is being made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District submitted the funding requests for all projects to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.