"Right now we should have around $300,000 available," said Catlett. "Of course, there could be some unforeseen expense, such as hitting rock that we can't account for. But our goal is to save some by using the rest of the Bright Leaf money and applying for some additional loans to complete the Scenic Hill project."
According to Catlett, the preliminary plans for the subdivision look relatively unintrusive.
"We think they can do it with one main and a single line through backyards on each side," he said. "It should be a pretty straight shot with only one ridge to go over."
Both Catlett and Harrodsburg administrative officer Ed Music said this should appease many people who have long wanted the service without being brought into the city.
"When there is some kind of water or sewer addition of this kind the area is usually annexed," said Music. "In the past when people get the original numbers they balk at the idea of being annexed."
This does not mean the sanitation district is offering free sewer connections.
Catlett said there will likely be a tap-on fee similar to the $500 per home rate that has been approved for other projects.
Some also may have to have their lines redirected to meet the main.
Despite these initial expenses, Catlett said people should be pleased they are getting the service without being annexed.
"People should be happy about this," he said. "It will allow them to solve this problem without being taken over by the city."