Water Main Improvement Project on East Adair Street and Old Sweet Owen Road Begins

LEXINGTON, Ky., (December 3, 2020) – Kentucky American Water has started a water main improvement project on East Adair Street and Old Sweet Owen Road in Owenton, Ky. The project involves upgrading approximately 1,000 feet of small diameter water main with larger, 6-inch and 8-inch-diameter water mains and is expected to be complete by May 1, 2021, depending on weather and other construction factors.

The project, which will total approximately $430,000 in investment, involves upgrading existing water mains and valves that are more than 50 years old. Crews will be working on East Adair Street, from north of Green Acres Road to Horizon Circle; Old Sweet Owen Road to Harris Ridge Road; and Howard Ellis Road from the Owen County Fairgrounds to west of East Adair Street.

The project may result in minor traffic impact at times within the work area on East Adair Street and Howard Ellis Road, but no road closures are anticipated. Motorists are encouraged to be extra cautious when traveling through work zones, for their own safety and for the safety of those working on the project.

This water main improvement project is among approximately $8 million worth of efforts approved this year by the Kentucky Public Service Commission for Kentucky American Water’s new Qualified Infrastructure Program (QIP). The QIP enables the company to replace aging water system infrastructure at a quicker pace before it becomes potentially more problematic.

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/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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