Current water infrastructure is 50 years old
GREENSBURG, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to assist with the design and construction of a new water treatment plant in the city of Greensburg in Green County.
“Our rural Kentucky communities need safe, quality and efficient infrastructure in order to grow and thrive,” Beshear said. “This water infrastructure project in Greensburg will not only help Green County residents, but also support future economic and housing growth in the region.”
The city’s current water infrastructure is 50 years old. Its water treatment plant serves at 85 percent capacity and needs to be larger in order to accommodate the community’s future growth. The city’s intake structure has also experienced flooding incidents that have made the water unusable for residents for up to eight days.
The new project consists of the design and construction of a new 2 million gallons per-day (MGD) water treatment plant to replace the current, outdated 1.2-MGD plant. The project also includes a new water intake structure on the Green River, and new raw water and finished water transmission mains.
The $1 million CDBG is administered by the Department for Local Government. The remainder of the project is being funded by a $3 million USDA Rural Development loan, a $1.3 million USDA Rural Development grant, a $2 million Economic Development Administration grant and $350,000 from the city of Greensburg.