Corbin, London, Manchester Receive Water Grants

Three cities received more than $800,000 in Cleaner Water Program grants this week through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA). The General Assembly allocated $250 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in FY 2022, and KIA continues to award local governments throughout the year. Awardees must obligate the funds by December 31, 2024.

The Corbin City Utilities Commission will use its $110,988 grant to rehabilitate the North Corbin Water Tank, and the City of Manchester will allocate its $365,442 to inspect and repair the city’s eight water storage tanks.

The London Utility Commission received $339,313 to extend sewer service to the Rowland Acres Industrial Park. “We are grateful for the promise this grant brings to our city,” said London Mayor and KLC Immediate Past President Troy Rudder. “If we are going to continue to attract new businesses and jobs, clean water is a must. These funds will provide services to an area that is ready to become our next great source of opportunity.”

Legislators allocated another $250 million in FY 2023 for more Cleaner Water Program grants. Governor Andy Beshear signed the executive branch budget bill this week after issuing several line-item vetoes. Legislators voted on Wednesday to override most of the governor’s vetoes.