Shelby Co. Wins First Grant from State Clean Water Program

(AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear awarded the first grant from Kentucky’s $250 million Cleaner Water Program to Shelby County.

The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission will use the funding to construct a new sewer main, replacing two sewage pumping stations, one of which is at capacity and is prone to sewer overflows caused by heavy rain.

The state-wide program aims to deliver clean drinking water, improve water and sewer systems across the state, and create approximately 3,800 jobs. Local water resource coordinators can submit proposals online at the state’s Water Resource Information System portal.

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