Governor's Office for Local Development

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, December 05, 2007  
Contact Information:  Lanny Brannock
Public Information Officer

Nearly 40,000 feet of sewer line to be rehabilitated

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced a $ 1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Clinton for rehabilitation of approximately seven miles of sewer line and cleaning of approximately 1.5 miles of sewer line.

“Access to basic infrastructure has been one of the goals of my administration,” said Governor Fletcher. “It’s important that we have properly working sewer systems to ensure the good health of our citizens and protect the environment.”

The project consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 40,000 feet of sewer line after several months of camera inspections of the sewer line revealed many broken, cracked and collapsed sewer pipes, as well as extensive root problems. Many of the original sewer lines were built in the early twentieth century, nearly a hundred years ago.

“Our sewer system is aging and in need of repair, and this grant is an important part of ensuring the sanitation system is in good working order,” said Sen. Ken Winters (R-Murray).

The grant will also fund cleaning of 7,645 feet of sewer line, replace a sanitary lift station, replace manhole tops, and seal and replace manholes.

“It’s important that we maintain our sewer systems to protect the environment and the health of our citizens,” said Rep. Steven Rudy (R-Paducah).

Kentucky's U. S. Congressional leaders’ continued support of the CDBG program has made the funding available nationally as well as within the commonwealth.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes these funds available through the Governor’s Office for Local Development.