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Kentucky American Water investing in water system infrastructure

LEXINGTON, Ky., (June 11, 2018) – Kentucky American Water continues to invest in water system infrastructure through several improvement projects this summer.

“Kentucky American Water invests approximately $20 million each year to renew its water system facilities and distribution system,” said Kevin Rogers, vice president of operations. “These efforts are tremendously important for providing quality, reliable service to our customers.”

A water main extension project will begin this month in Clark County along Athens-Boonesboro, Quisenberry, Waterworks, Old Stone Church and Combs Ferry roads.  The $1.85 million project will help improve water quality and water pressures for customers in this portion of the company’s service area and is scheduled for completion in early 2019.  Traffic along these roads will be impacted at times.

Also starting this month is a water main relocation project on Clays Mill Road in Lexington from Waco Drive to Stratford Drive. This $1.03 million project is part of a larger road-widening effort coordinated by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The new water main will replace 50-year-old water pipes along this corridor.

The company is wrapping up a $1.25 million water system project this month on Pleasant Ridge Park at I-75 in Lexington.  This effort involved installing 3,000 feet of new pipe to better meet the water service needs of new developments in this area of Fayette County.

Motorists traveling in areas where water main work is occurring are urged to use caution to help keep themselves and those working in the area safe.

The company has also been busy for the past several months with a variety of improvement projects at its largest water treatment plant, the Kentucky River Station I facility on the Kentucky River in Fayette County. The plant, which began operation in 1958, has been undergoing projects totaling more than $6 million, including pump and valve house improvements, power line relocations and more.  The facility is one of the company’s three water treatment plants.  The others are located on Richmond Road in Lexington and on the Kentucky River in Owen County.