The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board recently approved a nearly $400,000 loan for the Lincoln County Sanitation District. This funding will provide the district with the ability to bring sanitary sewer service to 355 homes and eight commercial locations along U.S. 127.
“This is an area of Lincoln County that has experienced rapid residential growth and is currently served by aging septic systems,” said Department for Local Government Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo, who also serves as chair of the KIA Board. “This project will build on work the sanitation district has previously completed, which connected more than 600 homes and businesses to county utilities.”
“Lincoln County Sanitation District was recognized nationally last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its success with the first phase of this project,” Sen. Rick Girdler said. “I’m thrilled to see that with support from KIA, the district can continue with the good work it is doing to improve water quality and services for residents.”
KIA was created in 1988 to provide funding mechanisms for local public works projects. As of last year, the agency had provided more than $1.7 billion in assistance to municipalities across the Commonwealth wanting to expand access to potable water. KIA is under the Office of the Governor and administratively attached to the Department for Local Government. To learn more, visit kia.ky.gov.
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