Kentucky: Grant for Mercer County Water Improvement Project

HARRODSBURG, KY (STL.News) Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited Harrodsburg today to announce a $1 million grant for the North Mercer Water System Improvement Project.

The project consists of replacing approximately 13 miles of water main pipes, which will improve the integrity of the system and protect against future breaks and service outages for 250 households.

“As a native Mercer Countian, it’s a true honor to be a part of this significant project in my home town,” said Lt. Gov. Coleman.  “Clean drinking water is a basic human right, and the Beshear-Coleman administration is committed to protecting that right in rural Kentucky.  A project of this size will have a dramatic effect on the quality of life in our community.”

The $1 million project, funded through the Department for Local Government, is part of the $250 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act the Beshear-Coleman administration has dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure improvements across the commonwealth.

“Mercer County and North Mercer Water District are very grateful for the $1 million grant,” said Mercer County Judge/Executive Milward Dedman.  “These funds will assist in much needed system upgrades.”

The majority of the North Mercer County Water District System is between 40 and 50 years old and in desperate need of replacement. 

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