Western Kentucky Cities Receive Water Grants

The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) awarded cleaner water grants on Friday to three cities and a water utility. Announcements in the western Kentucky communities of Grand Rivers, Marion, Mayfield, and Wingo will bring much needed funding to important infrastructure projects.

“This allocation for cleaner water projects is such an important step in the rebuilding of Mayfield’s infrastructure, and we are so grateful to Governor Beshear,” KLC Board member and Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan said.

During the 2021 Regular Session, the General Assembly allocated $250 million of the state’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for clean drinking water and wastewater grants. The 2022 House Budget proposal includes another $350 million while the Senate proposal announced this week allocates $300 million.

Friday’s grants include:

  • $150,329 to the City of Grand Rivers to replace an old, undersized water main to improve distribution system flows.
  • $173,410 to the City of Marion for a new wastewater treatment plant. The half-century-old existing wastewater treatment plant has exceeded its useful life.
  • $394,478 to Mayfield Electric and Water Systems to rehabilitate its water treatment plant.
  • $240,155 to the City of Wingo to rehabilitate its lagoon levee.