Small Drinking Water Facilities Invited to Apply for Special Funding

Drinking water treatment systems that serve fewer than 10,000 customers in Kentucky have a unique opportunity to apply for financial assistance to improve their technical, managerial and financial capabilities that are needed to help ensure safe drinking water in a cost-effective manner.

The second-year funding program is sponsored by the Kentucky Division of Water and the nonprofit Community Action of Kentucky (through the Rural Community Assistance Program). These two agencies work together to help small drinking water systems that may be in need of capacity development assistance based on unregulated factors, such as infrastructure planning, staff training and office management.

This past year, seven water treatment systems received assistance that ranged from $2,000 to $25,000. Areas such as tank inspections, distribution system mapping and leak detection were improved through the funding. To see the full press release with more information and the link to apply, click here.

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