In Aug. 6 Issue
There is stimulus money coming to Russell Springs for water and sewer projects, according to Mayor Hollis DeHart.
The mayor said late last week that over $200,000 in grants were approved for work on the sewage lift stations at Gentry Mills and the fairgrounds.
Those stations take in sewage from the neighborhoods and then pump it into the main line to the treatment plant.
He said the government was also passing down over $700,000 for instillation of similar, but much smaller, systems for homes that are not on the city sewer system.
"These will allow people who are presently on septic systems to hook into the sewer system," DeHart said.
He added that there is also another grant, totaling over $350,000 for work on the city's water system
"We'll be using that money to replace old lines on High, Wilson and Lakeway," DeHart said.
He said the water lines on those streets are among some of the older ones in the system.
The mayor added that there was also a grant just in that would pay for an officer's position at the police department as well.