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$1 million-plus awarded HCWA for improvements

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By Becky Barnes

The Harrison County Water Association is making plans and raising funds to provide water for most county residents who are still without municipal water.

On Tuesday, guests from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development dropped off a $1,180,000 check for Phase 10 water upgrades in Harrison County.

According to HCWA director Danny Northcutt, the funds along with another $820,000 from the state as well as other resources will be used to construct 27.75 miles of waterline primarily in northern Harrison County.

According to a USDA press release, the project will also include the construction of a 100,000 gallon water storage tank and a booster pump station.

Northcutt said the storage tank will be constructed somewhere around the Lafferty Pike/Ky. 36 junction. The pump station will also be on Ky. 36.

Northcutt hesitated to put a time line to the project, noting that numerous permits and applications will have to be filed as well as the purchase of rights-of-way.

The improvements will provide water to 102 new customers and improve water pressure and supply to approximately 500 existing HCWA customers.

Theres still a lot of paperwork to be completed, Northcutt said.