City of Caneyville Receives $507,000 CDBG Grant for Water System Improvement Project

press - 11/01/2019

City of Caneyville Receives $507,000 CDBG Grant for Water System Improvement Project
City of Caneyville Receives $507,000 CDBG Grant for Water System Improvement Project

Grant Will Fund Installation of New Water Lines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 1, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced a $507,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation for the City of Caneyville, in Grayson County, to make significant improvements to the city’s water system.

“We are excited today to announce $507,000 in CDBG grant funding for the City of Caneyville,” said Gov. Matt 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The city currently uses outdated asbestos concrete lines that cause the city to experience 22-to-30-percent water loss from frequent breaks. Leaks are difficult to locate and increased safety measures (“wet” repairs) must be taken to prevent airborne asbestos when working. In the past 18 months, the city has repaired eight breaks at an approximate cost of $17,840.

This project consists of the replacement of 22,100 linear feet of six-inch water line and approximately 5,300 linear feet of four-inch water line. The project will also include new reconnections of 12 existing services and replacement of existing hydrants and valves that are not properly functioning, as well as capping of abandoned lines.
New lines will provide increased reliability, reduction of water loss, and make normal repair and connection safer and easier to complete. The project will improve water quality, reduce disruptions in service, and provide improved water service to the 248 existing customers.

“Providing clean and reliable access to water is vital to the health and safety of our communities,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “Aging and failing infrastructure are serious issues for the utility, local officials and ratepayers, and I’m very pleased that we were able to fund such an important project.”

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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