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Cities of Mt. Olivet, Manchester receive ARC grants to expand, renovate wastewater treatment plants


The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant for $400,000 to expand and renovate the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Mt. Olivet, KY.

“Bringing water utilities up to modern standards of efficiency is exactly what Mt. Olivet needs,” said Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo at the Department for Local Government. “The ARC funding for the improved and expanded WWTP will go a long way to improving the quality of life throughout this community.”

The current treatment plant serves over 250 businesses and residential customers. The first phase of the project will include the installation of a new influent measurement recorder, a new throttle valves, and a Mag meter. The next stage will increase treatment capacity by over 30% through the construction of a third train of precast concrete extended aeration treatment plant.

“I am pleased to hear the ARC approved this grant to Mt. Olivet WWTP for the expansion and renovation of these facilities,” said State Senator Stephen West. “The Mt. Olivet community deserves utilities that meet modern standards and this much-needed ARC grant helps to do just that.”

“I’m thankful that the ARC has provided assistance for a project that has been needed in Mt Olivet for years,” said State Rep John Sims, Jr. “I’m grateful on behalf of the citizens of Robertson County and for the opportunity to grow the community.”

The ARC program and policy is to provide assistance for residential infrastructure project, water supply and wastewater treatment projects to assist in alleviating environmental public health concerns and ensure the acceptable quality of life for local residents.

Manchester Receives $179,884 from Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant for $179,884 to expand and renovate the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Manchester, KY.

“This project will bring much-needed modifications and improvements to Manchester’s WWTP,” said Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo at the Department for Local Government. “The ARC funding is an opportunity to further extend essential water services to residents and local businesses in Clay County.”

The current treatment plant serves over 4,400 businesses and residential customers. The project will replace aging pumps at four life stations throughout the Manchester system; clean the wastewater lagoon to maintain compliance with discharge limitations on effluent, and extended water and wastewater service to the Elk Mountain Regional Industrial Park and the new Social Security Administration building.

“I am pleased to hear the ARC approved this grant to Manchester WWTP for the improvement of water and sewer services,” said Senate President Robert Stivers. “Manchester deserves modern utilities that are reliable and present further opportunities for expansion to new facilities in the area.”

“I’m thankful that the ARC has provided the assistance necessary for this WWTP project,” said State Rep Tim Couch. “This will go a long way in serving the residents and businesses of Clay County for many years to come.”

From Kentucky Department for Local Governments Communications


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