Casey to apply for federal funding to extend 90 miles of water lines

November 08, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - The current water line extension project in Casey County is almost finished, and a 90-mile project will be ready to begin as soon as funds are secured.

East Casey County Water District has 11 extensions left to construct on the current 54-line project, according to Andy Greynolds, district manager.

Water lines will soon be placed on Coffmans Branch, Martins Creek, Snake Ridge, Reynolds Creek, Shucks Creek, Mill Dam, East Patsy Riffe, Chelf Ridge and Minors Branch roads. Pump stations also will be placed on Patsy Riffe, Coffman and Snake Ridge roads, and pressure testing and santization will finish out the project before water is distributed.

Greynolds said construction is expected to be complete on the current project in February or March, depending on the weather. Minors Branch Road was not actually a part of this project, but a federal grant has been received to do the 5-mile extension from Burnt Cabin Knob Road to the Boyle County line.


A portion of a survey for the 90-mile future extension project has been finished by Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Kenvirons, an engineering firm in Frankfort.

The two agencies also will prepare an application for a Community Development Block Grant to complete the new project.

"We should be making an application within the next few weeks," said Greynolds. If the grant is approved, construction could begin early in 2006, he said.

If someone who resides on a road in the proposed project area wants a meter set, they should call East Casey Water District office at (606) 787-9961. It takes six people per mile on a road to make the county eligible for the CDBG grant, Greynolds said.

Roads already surveyed and approved for the future project are: Apostolic Ridge, Black Ridge, Carman Creek, Calhoun Creek, Casey Creek, Cedar Hill, Clear Branch, Doe Creek, Dog Trot, Halon Young, Hurricane Ridge, J. Patterson, Jonathon Fork, Johnsons Chapel, Long Hollow, Maple Hill, McAnelly, McCann Branch, Merritt Ridge, Norris, Pee Dee Creek, Rayburn Hill, Rouse Branch, School House, Scott, Sharp, South Fork Church, South Fork Ridge, Trace Fork, Victory, Wilson Ridge and Woods Creek.

Other roads will be added as they are surveyed.

Casey County began its rural water line project in the early 1980s after the city built Lake Liberty reservoir and the East Casey Water District was established.

Treated water was first offered in the Middleburg-Yosemite communities. Since then, treated water has been extended to 3,512 customers throughout the county.

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