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Clay City receives $300,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission

Funding for new 150K gallon water tank in Powell County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2017) – The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant for $300,000 to Clay City, Ky. to replace a 50,000-gallon water storage tank with a new 150,000-gallon water tank.

“I am pleased the ARC approved funding for this new capacity water tank for the residents of Powell County,” said Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo at the Department for Local Government. “The new tank and upgraded pump station will deliver clean and reliable water along with numerous benefits for years to come.”

The original tank installed over 40 years ago carries numerous maintenance costs and necessary repairs due to deterioration. In the past year, Clay City issued nine separate boil advisories as a result of tank failure. The new project consists of decommissioning, removal, and replacement of the original tank, while simultaneously upgrading energy efficient pumps and installing new telemetry systems for monitoring and maintenance.

“This much needed ARC grant ensures that safe, reliable drinking water is delivered to families in Powell County,” said State Sen. Albert Robinson. “This is critical to Clay City’s ongoing infrastructure needs and development.”

“I’m thankful that the ARC has approved funding to replace the antiquated water tank in Clay City,” said State Rep. David Hale. “This will help to alleviate some of the ongoing logistical concerns by providing a much more consistent and reliable water source.”

The ARC program and policy is to provide assistance for residential infrastructure project, water supply and wastewater treatment projects to assist in alleviating environmental public health concerns and ensure the acceptable quality of life for local residents.