Cleaner Water Program will upgrade water, sewer lines around the state

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Communities around the state will soon get a share of a $250 million pool of money to improve their water and sewer systems.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday took the wraps off of the first part of the Better Kentucky Plan the governor and General Assembly hammered out earlier this year. The Better Kentucky Plan is a plan for how to use $700 million in federal pandemic relief funds for infrastructure projects.

Under the Cleaner Water Plan, $150 million will be split among every county, according to population.

Local counties will receive the following amounts:

  • Breathitt — $463,849.94
  • Floyd — $1,307,042.20
  • Johnson — $814,877.48
  • Knott — $543,765.82
  • Lawrence — $562,532.82
  • Leslie — $362,743.14
  • Letcher — $791,556.44
  • Magoffin — $446,625.43
  • Martin — $411,148.07
  • Perry — $945,989.45
  • Pike — $2,125,556.55

You can find a list of the amounts going to every county at https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20210601_Water_and_Sewer_Infrastructure_Grant_Allocations_by_County.pdf.

Another $50 million will go to unserved rural customers and nearly $50 million will go to supplement larger projects not fully paid for by county shares.