KIA Awards Millions in Water Grants to 19 Cities

The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) awarded its latest Cleaner Water Program Grants to 19 cities. The funding will assist local infrastructure projects that update existing services and provide new water and wastewater service.

In 2021, the General Assembly allocated $250 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to fund water and sewer projects. This year, the House budget proposal includes $350 million more from ARPA to support more infrastructure projects.

On Tuesday, City of Henderson Mayor and KLC Board member Steve Austin learned that his city would receive $610,384 to construct a sewer pump station, force main, and gravity sewer to serve a new industrial park. The project will support economic growth for the community.

“The City of Henderson is delighted to learn about the funding secured through Kentucky’s Cleaner Water Program for water and sewer improvement projects that the Henderson Water Utility is committed to completing in our city,” Austin said. “The projects to be addressed with this funding will be an important benefit to the economic and environmental health of our community.”

On Wednesday, Williamstown Mayor and KLC Board member Rick Skinner learned the city would receive $230,175 to replace the Humes Ridge water tank. “The City of Williamstown is honored to accept this grant and looks forward to extending our water and wastewater lines on Conrad Lane,” said Skinner. “The expansion will open up 536 acres for development and will also serve our newly created light industrial park. The governor and legislators see the big picture for Kentucky, and we are excited to be a part of such an exciting time in Kentucky.”

Other grants awarded this week include:

  • $133,958 for the City of Butler to install water lines.
  • $100,000 to the City of Calhoun to repaint the inside and outside of the Calhoun water tank.
  • $63,800 to the City of Carrollton to purchase two new pumps.
  • $181,053 to Clay City for Phase 2 of the sewer system rehab.
  • $75,085 for the City of Corinth to restore a water treatment plant.
  • $100,000 for the City of Corydon to replace the Corydon water collection pump stations.
  • $230,170 to the City of Dry Ridge for repairs to the E-Z Street Tank.
  • $133,958 to the City of Falmouth for the New Hope pump station project.
  • $100,000 to the City of Livermore to purchase and install software and electronic meters.
  • $132,040 for the City of Morganfield to purchase and install approximately 2,000 radio read water meters.
  • $98,137 to the City of Sacramento to perform maintenance to the Sacramento water tank.
  • $475,308 to the City of Sebree to reduce storm water infiltration into the wastewater system.
  • $122,452 to the City of Stanton to replace the Paint Creek tank and pump station.
  • $132,039 for the City of Sturgis to upgrade approximately 1,065 radio read meters.
  • $132,039 to the City of Uniontown to replace the Main Street waterline in Uniontown.
  • $100,000 to the City of Warsaw for the U.S. Highway 42 sewer extension.
  • $71,872 for the City of Waverly to rebuild a lift station and applicable components.