Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
$1.8 Million Sewer Project for Boyle and Lincoln Counties

Press Release Date:  Monday, May 03, 2010  
Contact Information:  Valeria Cummings
Eric Duncan

426 Kentuckians receive sewer service for the first time

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo, along with Sen. Tom Buford and Rep. Mike Harmon, joined Commissioner Tony Wilder from the Department for Local Government (DLG) to present $1.8 million in grants to officials from Boyle and Lincoln counties and the city of Danville.  The $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and $500,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding will supplement other funds toward providing sanitary sewer service to citizens across the two county areas. The ARC funds are limited to the Lincoln County service area. The announcement was made at the newly built Phylben Village Airport in Danville, which will also benefit from the improvements.

The project will consist of laying more than four miles of sewer lines along with the construction of a new pumping station.  When complete, 426 people will receive first-time sewer service from 174 taps. This will address a potential public health risk to residents as well as degradation in nearby creeks. The project will also encourage economic development and job creation in the area.

“The cooperation between city and county officials to make this happen is commendable,” said Lt. Gov. Mongiardo.  “Sometimes it takes this kind of cooperation to get what cities and counties need, and it in turn pays off in the creation of jobs.  Companies come where there’s a good infrastructure and the counties of Boyle and Lincoln are building for the future.”

“It is vital that we provide Kentuckians with basic services,” said DLG Commissioner.  “By making these improvements, we are enhancing quality of life along with health and environmental conditions in the community.  I was proud to present this check today.”

Bids for the project will go out in mid-May with construction set to begin in July.

The state’s CDBG program is administered by DLG and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Kentucky is one of 13 states that qualify for ARC funding, a federal-state economic development program used to assist the Appalachian region through a variety of projects in the areas of public infrastructure, human resource development and business development.  ARC funding is available to Kentucky’s 54 most eastern and south-central counties.  Applications for ARC funds are submitted to DLG for review and require the Governor’s recommendation for approval before submission to ARC.