Governor's Office for Local Development
Stanton Awarded Grant for Water System Improvements

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 29, 2008  
Contact Information:  Cindy Lanham

FRANKFORT, KY (May 28, 2008) –  Gov. Steve Beshear, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD), has announced the approval of a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a water system improvement project for the city of Stanton. 

This project consists of the construction of a 600,000 gallon ground storage tank, the restoration of a 28-year old 500,000 gallon tank, the decommissioning of three aged, inefficient ground storage tanks, a booster pumping station, and telemetry system.  Approximately 2,640 LF of 6-and 8-inch diameter water line will be installed in and near the downtown area to improve water quality, water service reliability, and water pressure.  The project will serve approximately 2,317 customers. 

Stanton currently utilizes four water storage tanks.  The oldest tank was constructed in 1967 and the newest tank in 1979.  Based on the results of the engineer’s Preliminary Water Storage Tank Assessment study, it was determined that three of the four tanks should be decommissioned and replaced with one new 600,000 gallon tank.  The study also concluded that it would be cost effective to restore and rehabilitate the fourth tank. 

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 state’s CDBG program is managed by GOLD and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Approved grants are used to assist counties and cities in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.