Booneville Receives $500,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission

Press Release - 09/28/2018

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FRANKFORT, KY. (September 28, 2018) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced $500,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for the City of Booneville. The grant will help fund the rehabilitation of city waterlines in the downtown area by replacing over 4,200 linear feet of PVC lines, hydrants and air release valves.

“Rehabilitating aging water infrastructure increases efficiency and results in cost savings,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “The funding for this water rehabilitation project will improve water quality for the residents of Booneville and help keep the system in compliance.”
The overall system currently experiences a loss rate of 55 percent because current pipes are beyond their expected lifespan.

“I’m thankful that the ARC has approved funding to replace portions of the water system in Boonville,” Rep. Toby Herald said. “This will not only help raise our water efficiency in the area, but will provide a much more reliable water source.”

The ARC Distressed Counties Program provides funds for designated counties to undertake projects that strengthen communities. Currently, 84 counties across eight states qualify for distressed county status based on per capita income and rates of poverty and unemployment. This includes 37 counties in Kentucky.

Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. For more information, visit dlg.ky.gov.