City of Lebanon Junction Receives $157,500 CDBG Grant to Upgrade Preston Highway Water System

press - 10/24/2019

City of Lebanon Junction Receives $157,500 CDBG Grant to Upgrade Preston Highway Water System
City of Lebanon Junction Receives $157,500 CDBG Grant to Upgrade Preston Highway Water System

Grant Will Improve Water Quality and Pressure by Extending Water Lines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 24, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced a $157,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation for the City of Lebanon Junction to make upgrades to its water system that will improve the low water quality and pressure experienced by residents.

“We are excited today to announce $157,500 in CDBG grant funding for Lebanon Junction,” said Gov. Bevin. “Our Department for Local Government works closely with local officials to address priority projects that will most positively impact their communities. This significant investment is based on those discussions and will enable vital infrastructure improvements to be made.”

The City of Lebanon Junction currently experiences low water quality and pressure due to two dead end water lines. The city must regularly flush the dead end lines so that bacteria and residuals do not accumulate. Flushing the lines while also maintaining the rest of the system is a challenge. Complaints from customers led to pressure recoding of the area and found that they are the minimum level required by the Department of Water.

This project will remove two dead end lines to create redundancies of service via loops that will improve water quality and pressure. This will be achieved by extending a new eight-inch water main by 5,000 linear feet and introducing two additional loops within the system.

“Maintaining properly functioning water infrastructure that delivers clean water to our communities is among the highest priorities of this administration,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “With the allocation of this grant funding, the City of Lebanon Junction will be able to make significant improvements to the quality of the water that they deliver to the nearly 150 households in the community.”

"This grant is great news for Lebanon Junction and we will see a significant improvement in our water quality and pressure once these improvements are made," Rep. Thomas Huff added. "I think it speaks volumes about the Governor's commitment to our area that he's chosen this project."

Rep. Russell Webber added, "Water quality is critical to overall quality of life, so this funding will make a big impact on Lebanon Junction. I think we need to recognize the work put into this grant by the Governor, local leadership, and the Department for Local Government."

Community Development Block Grant Program

The CDBG program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.

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