Funding Awarded To 10 Projects To Improve Water Quality

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ten projects that aim to improve water quality in eastern Kentucky have received funding, officials said.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that more than $2.5 million would go to one city and six utilities for projects in Floyd, Magoffin and Johnson counties. The funding comes from the Better Kentucky Plan’s $250 million Cleaner Water Program and will provide clean drinking water and improved sewer and water systems, a statement from Beshear's office said.

The funding will go to the city of Martin, the Wheelwright Utilities Commission, Southern Water and Sewer District, Prestonsburg City’s Utilities Commission, Paintsville Utilities Commission, Salyersville Water Works and the Magoffin County Water District.

The funding will go toward various projects that will make improvements that include supplying water to homes that don’t currently have access to public water, making repairs and modernizing equipment.