Mt. Eden, Salem area to benefit from upcoming ‘Cleaner Water’ project

The city of Russell Springs recently received $329,121 in funding from the state’s Cleaner Water Program for a water system improvement in the Mt. Eden and Salem areas of the county.

This investment will include a new pump station, solenoid station, and telemetry. The pump station and telemetry will be used to fill and turn the water over more frequently in the Salem water tank. The new solenoid station will also replace an existing station in the Eli area.

This project is needed so that the city can meet the growing demands of the area. Officials say the new pump station will assure that citizens in the area will have a reliable source of potable drinking water, and will not be reliant on a system of water pumps to deliver sufficient water pressure.

The city of Albany in neighboring Clinton County received $375,267 in funding for the Albany Bypass Sewer System Extension project. The city is set to install approximately 25,300 feet of sewer line and a new lift station to support potential industry and commercial businesses along the Albany Bypass.