Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear awarded over $2 Million to the cities of Pikeville and Elkhorn City and to the Mountain Water District for three projects to improve water infrastructure in Pike County.
The funding comes from the Better Kentucky Plan’s $250 million Cleaner Water Program that is estimated to create approximately 3,800 jobs across the state, according to a release from the Governor's office.
The City of Pikeville was awarded $451,480 to design and construct a carbon feeder, backwash system and high-service pump, all of which will upgrade the existing water treatment plant
The City of Elkhorn City was awarded $57,403 to construct approximately 1,050 feet of new water line along West Main Street.
The Mountain Water District was awarded $1,616,674 for the Brushy Creek-Sycamore water line extension project. That project will install 54,000 feet of water line and provide a drinking water to 125 new residential customers and one newly constructed mining facility.
While in Pike County, Beshear also presented a ceremonial check to the Pike County Fiscal Court, which was awarded $700,000 last month to install 3,000 feet of electric lines at the Wolfpit Industrial and Technology Park.