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5 Kentucky counties get water, sewer improvement grants

October 22, 2021 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five Kentucky counties are receiving a total of $2 million in grants for water and sewer improvement projects.

The 18 projects are in Bracken, Lewis, Fleming Robertson and Mason Counties. Most of the work will be replacing, repainting and repairing water infrastructure in the counties.

Mason County will receive the highest total, with nearly $627,000 to fund four projects, including a project to rehabilitate four of its glass lined storage tanks.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the grants in a media release Thursday. The money is funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act and administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.

Beshear said modernizing water and sewer infrastructure is “vital for the future of Kentucky.”