Gov. Andy Beshear and his office have already announced $1.1 million in funding for a project to extend water lines along 39 rural roadways — as well as a new pump station for a water tank in the Crofton area.
Thursday afternoon, Beshear announced more money has been approved for this project and is on the way: an additional $2.036 million to round out the funding.
Christian County Water District Superintendent James Owens sent his thanks to the governor and Lieutenant Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who first came to Hopkinsville on February 9 to deliver more than $2.5 million for five specific water projects in and around Hopkinsville.
The Christian County Water District serves more than 15,800 customers, and is provided through purchased surface water.
Thursday’s announcement for Christian County stemmed from a $30 million investment to support 29 specific projects across the Commonwealth, targeting more than 1,200 households.
For some Kentuckians, this will be the first time their residence or business will have clean drinking water.
More than $250 million in applied funding remains available for application. It’s funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, and has been administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and to specific municipalities.
In 2019, the American Society of Civil Engineers determined that Kentucky, as a whole, faced more than $14.5 billion in water/wastewater infrastructure needs over the next two decades. This would address both drinking water upgrades, as well as sewer system improvements.