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$577,700 Grant for Adairville Water, Sewer Project

Project will ensure safe, reliable water, sewer delivery for 850 residents

By: Kerri Richardson, Terry Sebastian

ADAIRVILLE, Ky. - Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen joined federal, state and local officials Wednesday to ceremonially present a $577,700 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the city of Adairville in Logan County for sewer and water improvements.

The funding will upgrade the water distribution and sewer treatment and collection systems in Adairville, which service all 850 residents.

Along with the community development grant, the city is receiving a $404,425 loan and $173,325 grant for the project from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, bringing the overall project cost to $1,155,450.

"The Governor and I applaud Mayor Donna Blake and the Adairville City Council for working with us to establish a quality water supply and sewer system for their community," Lt. Gov. Luallen said. "A reliable, safe water supply and effective sewer system are critical for a strong quality of life for the residents in Adairville."

Lt. Gov. Luallen said the Adairville project mirrors Gov. Steve Beshear's goal of ensuring the safe delivery of treated water to homes, schools and businesses in every community where there is a need.

The current Adairville water system has circulation problems with undersized and dead end lines, and a low number of valves. Its sewer system is experiencing inflow and infiltration, leaking manholes and increased flows during peak rainfall events.

"The issues Adairville is experiencing with its water and sewer systems unnecessarily exposes citizens to contaminated water supplies and pollutes the surrounding environment," said Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder. "The construction of new water and sewer lines are essential to protecting the health of area residents, alleviating future environmental damage and making Logan County overall a safer place to live."

"Water is one of our most precious resources and delivering clean, safe water is a critical for all citizens," said Sen. Whitney Westerfield, of Hopkinsville. "This is a key investment in Logan County's infrastructure and I want to thank the leadership of the city of Adairville, Commissioner Wilder, and the Governor's office for their hard work in securing this funding."

"I'm extremely pleased that Adairville received this money," said Rep. Martha Jane King, of Lewisburg. "I'm proud to see a small community like this work together with state officials and others to make it possible to fund these projects, which are much-needed and will help modernize services for the people and businesses who live and work there. I want to thank Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Luallen and Commissioner Tony Wilder for their efforts in helping to make this possible, and I want to congratulate Mayor Donna Blake as well; we're all proud of all she did."

The state's CDBG program is administered by DLG and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Kentucky's Congressional leaders' continued support of the CDBG program ensures the availability of continued funding in Kentucky and nationally.

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