Lexington, Ky. Receives $11.8M For Water Treatment Plants

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's second-largest city, Lexington, has received the second grant from the state's $250 million Cleaner Water Program, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will use $11.8 million to replace the current disinfection process used at two wastewater treatment plants with a new Ultraviolet system that will prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in treated wastewater, Beshear said Tuesday.

The Kentucky Cleaner Water Program aims to deliver clean drinking water, improve water and sewer systems across the state, and create approximately 3,800 jobs. Local water resource coordinators can submit proposals online at the state’s Water Resource Information System portal.