The Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the design and construction of a new 1.5 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water treatment plant and servicing facilities in Cadiz.
“This CDBG funding helps construct a much needed new water treatment plant in the city of Cadiz,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “It will bring water treatment in Cadiz up to modern standards of efficiency and capacity.”
The new project will serve over 1,866 customers and addresses potential contamination concerns, rising maintenance costs over obsolete equipment, and peak service capacity. The project construction and design includes: new raw water facilities, sedimentation basins, membrane filtration, clearwell, high service pumping facilities, chemical storage and feed equipment. The existing water treatment facility is over 40 years old.
“I am pleased that DLG has awarded these much needed funds for the construction of a new water treatment plant in Cadiz,” said Senator Stan Humphries. “I applaud the work of Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo and the collaborative efforts of all our officials to ensure that clean water is provided to our community.”
“There is nothing more important than having clean water in our communities,” said Rep. Walker Wood Thomas. “I applaud our local and state officials for recognizing the pressing need for replacing this antiquated facility.”
The CDBG program provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.
Applications for CDBG funds are also submitted to DLG. To learn more, visit https://kydlgweb.ky.gov/FederalGrants/CDBG_cities.cfm.