Department for Natural Resources
Division of Abandoned Mine Lands Announces Phase II of South Perry County Waterline Project
The Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) announced today the award of contract and start of construction for phase two of the South Perry County water supply project. The contract for the project totals $1.2 million.
This phase of the project will include installation of a booster pump station, 338,000 gallon water storage tank and approximately 90 water hookups for local residences. Construction will be performed by G & W Construction Co. Inc. of Morehead, Ky. Work may begin as early as tomorrow and is expected to be completed by early summer.
Citizens living along KY Route 669 up to the tank on Bee Tree Branch will receive water service. Additionally, residents along KY Route 463 from its junction with Route 699 to 1,250 feet past Lynn Branch and including Lynn Branch will be served under this project.
AML is authorized under KRS.350 to abate hazards to public health, safety and the environment from abandoned mine lands. To date, AML has expended over $80 million for waterline improvements and has provided more than 12,000 households with a potable water supply in 24 coalfield counties in eastern, southern and western Kentucky.