HARRODSBURG - Harrodsburg City Commission is seeking the last $1 million needed to fund $5.5 million in water system improvements. That is Phase I of a two-phase project to enlarge and improve the city's water treatment and distribution.
The city already has raised $4.5 million from other sources, including a $1 million grant and a $2.5 million loan from the Rural Development Administration and a $1 million grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.
Water treatment plant Supervisor Robert Norman said today that the project originally was going to cost about $4.5 million, but when the CDBG funds became available, the project was updated. Norman said the capacity of the water tower for the south end of the city was increased from 1 million gallons to 1.5 million gallons.
The funds will come from a Community Development Block grant. Part of applying for the grant is a required public hearing, which was held Tuesday evening at City Hall. Don Hassall of Bluegrass Area Development District conducted the hearing.