Kentucky American Water Investing $2 Million in More Water Main Upgrades in Lexington
As part of Kentucky American Water’s ongoing efforts to invest in water system infrastructure it will launch water main replacement projects this month in Lexington on Crewe Court, Fogo Court and Merrimac Drive as well as in the Tisdale Drive and Fraserdale Drive areas.
The project on Crewe Court, Fogo Court and Merrimac Drive represents an investment of $900,000 and will replace approximately 3,440 linear feet of water main with new, 8-inch-diameter ductile iron pipe. The $1.3 million project on Tisdale Court, Tisdale Drive, Fraserdale Court and Fraserdale Drive will replace approximately 5,300 linear feet of cast iron water mains installed in the 1970s with 8-inch-diameter ductile iron pipe.
The projects will impact traffic at times since construction will be in roadways. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use extra caution when traveling through work zones for their own safety and for the safety of those working on the projects.
The projects are scheduled to be completed by July 2022, depending on weather conditions and other construction factors. They are among the $20 million worth of water main upgrades approved in June 2021 by the Kentucky Public Service Commission, to be completed by July 1, 2022, for Kentucky American Water’s Qualified Infrastructure Program (QIP). The QIP, which is now in its second year, enables the company to accelerate replacement of aging water system infrastructure before it potentially becomes more problematic and more costly to replace. QIP projects are paid for with the QIP fees collected through customers’ monthly water bills. The fee associated with this year’s program will add 40 cents to the average monthly residential bill.
Kentucky American Water is committed to ongoing efforts to replace water system infrastructure as appropriate in order to provide quality, reliable water service for customers. In addition to QIP projects, the company invests approximately $25 million annually in other capital improvements.
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit www.kentuckyamwater.com and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
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