Six Cities Receive Water Grants

Six communities learned this week that Kentucky awarded the community Cleaner Water Program grants worth more than $750,000 combined. The latest announcements increase the amount of grants the state has awarded to more than $153 million.

In 2021, the General Assembly allocated $250 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) grants. Legislators allocated the same amount in the recently passed budget proposal. Governor Beshear has until Monday to sign or veto all or parts of the measure.

The City of Beaver Dam received $175,763 to provide sewer service to 13 households and install a lift station. “This project will be very beneficial for the immediate needs of residents in our community while at the same time providing for future long-term benefits for the entire community,” said Beaver Dam Mayor and KLC Board member Paul Sandefur.

Other cities that received grants this week include:

  • $175,763 to the City of Centertown to replace 3,100 feet of waterlines and 500 water meters;
  • $178,152 to the City of Fordsville to rehabilitate a water storage tank;
  • $175,763 to the City of Hartford to rehabilitate a water storage tank;
  • $262,990 to the La Grange Utilities Commission for improvements near the Fort Pickens water tank; and
  • $320,325 to the City of Lewisport for booster station improvements and 2,900 feet of new waterlines.