Gov. Andy Beshear’s announcement this week of new funding for a Hardin County water service expansion means a $22 million project is one step nearer to completion.
Hardin County Water District No. 2 is partnering with the Louisville Water Company to expand service to the BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale and the new Elizabethtown Community and Technical College training facility adjacent to the site, the release said.
The $1.25 million grant comes from the Cleaner Water Program, a state program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, according to the state.
About $500 million for water infrastructure has been distributed throughout the state by Beshear and a bipartisan agreement with the General Assembly, according to the governor’s office.
The funding is part of a $4 million project to allow the Hardin County Water District No. 2 to extend the water main that will go through the BlueOval SK site, providing water for the battery park and the ECTC training facility, according to the release.
Having reliable water resources through the partnership with Louisville Water is what helped attract BlueOval SK, said Shaun Youravich, general manager of the water district.
“The water availability and improved infrastructure will help provide good-paying jobs for our residents,” he said in the state release. “We would not be able to provide for this future economic growth without the partnership with Louisville Water.”
This new funding adds to investments from Hardin County and Louisville Water, the release said. Louisville Water will install 17 miles of water main to deliver millions of gallons of water to the region.
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