CHAVIES — Perry County Sanitation is receiving a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for $500,000 to fund upgrades to the District 1 wastewater collection system and provide sewer service to 30 households, along with Chavies Elementary School.
“Providing better infrastructure in Kentucky’s Appalachian-region communities is one of our administration’s highest priorities,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “Through this expansion and upgrade, we are making sure the elementary school students, as well as every other citizen of communities like Chavies, have proper access to these critical services.”
This project is phase one of four that are planned to add customers until the entire community of Chavies is provided wastewater service. The plans include 11,245 linear feet of sewer force main, 30 grinder pumps and one lift station. The service area runs along Highway 28 from Combs Branch Road to the Chavies Elementary School.
“It is great to see this funding approved by the Appalachian Regional Commission for the Perry County Sanitation District No. 1,” Sen. Brandon Smith said. “With this $500,000 upgrade to our sewer service and wastewater collection system, it will certainly improve the quality of life for those in the district. I appreciate the consideration from the ARC.”
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.
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