HARRODSBURG - Mercer County officials began a process Tuesday that likely will be mandatory for many rural and small urban areas across this state and nation: the requirement all homes and businesses be hooked on to a large sewage treatment system.
The first step for that process is to work with the Kentucky General Assembly for grants to hire an engineer to plan for such a system.
Most Harrodsburg residents have the opportunity to hook on to the city's sewage treatment system. However, most other homes in the county and in Burgin are connected either to individual septic tanks or small package sewage treatment systems.
Mercer County Judge-Executive John Trisler said the county is a long way from implementing such a plan, mainly because there is no plan in place.