Southern Water and Sewer District Receives $726,648 from Appalachian Regional Commission

Press Release - 05/10/2019

Southern Water and Sewer District Receives $726,648 from Appalachian Regional Commission
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced a $726,648 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the Southern Water and Sewer District (SWSD). The federal funds will be used to construct a new water tank and install a new water line to improve water quality, service and reliability in the Mink Branch area of Floyd County.

“The current water tank serving this area of Floyd County – which includes more than 600 homes, a health clinic and an elementary school – is not large enough to reliably serve the area and has been deemed unsafe due to its age,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “This is an investment in the sustainability of the system moving forward, but even more importantly, it’s an investment in residents’ public health and safety.”

“This grant is a huge win for Floyd County, which might otherwise struggle to commit to these vital improvements without these federal funds,” Sen. Johnny Ray Turner said. “I look forward to seeing how this project improves quality of life for families and businesses in Floyd County.”

About the Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.

About the Department for Local Government

ARC Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. To learn more about grant opportunities available through DLG, visit

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