Local water projects to receive more state funding

Both the city of Jamestown and the city of Russell Springs have received more than $1 million combined in funding from the state’s Cleaner Water Program to go toward a couple of ongoing projects.

Jamestown will receive $877,780 in funding to go toward the construction of a new 300,000 gallon elevated water storage tank along KY 55. The city currently serves this area with two separate tanks, the Clifty Creek Tank and the Maynard Tank, that have been in service since the 1980s. These tanks will be decommissioned and removed.

Russell Springs will receive $214,978 in funding to go toward a new pump station, solenoid station, and telemetry to serve the Mt. Eden and Salem areas. The pump station and telemetry will be used to fill and turn the water over more frequently in the existing Salem Tank. The new solenoid station will replace an existing station in the Eli area. Also, a security fence will be installed around the pump station and an onsite generator will be installed to provide an alternative power source for the pump station.

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