Upgraded facility will replace 90-year-old building, cost $15.6 million
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 29, 2014) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized Kentucky-American Water Company to replace a 90-year-old filtration facility at its water treatment plant on Richmond Road in Lexington.
The Richmond Road plant, which can treat up to 25 million gallons of water per day, was built in 1924 and was last expanded in 1953. The new filters are designed to be more effective and efficient and will provide reserve capacity, which the current plant does not have.
Estimated cost of the new facility is $15.6 million. The utility can seek rate recovery of the facility’s costs in a future rate case.
Kentucky-American serves about 126,000 retail and nine wholesale customers in central Kentucky, with most of the retail customers in Lexington.
The order and other documents in the case are available on the PSC website. The case number is 2014-00258.