Martin County, KY Section 531 Funding Announcement

Published Sept. 11, 2019

Lieutenant Colonel Miller joined Congressman Hal Rogers and Governor Matt Bevin in Inez, Ky. to announce the Martin County Water District Water System Improvements project with $1,869,718 in Federal funding in 2019 as part of the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Environmental Infrastructure Program, authorized by Section 531 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. The Section 531 Program funds will be going to the project, which include design and construction of improvements to Martin County's water system. The project will serve approximately 3,227 households and 273 businesses by providing upgrades to the water system to include modifications to raw water intakes, Crum Reservoir and the water treatment plant as well as replacing aging and failing water mains, service lines and water meters. The program provides design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out water related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in Kentucky, including projects for waste water treatment and related facilities, water supply, storage, treatment and distribution facilities, and surface water resource protection and development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes great pride in partnering with our incredible stakeholders, the Martin County Water District, the Big Sandy Area Development District, KY Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE), Bell Engineering, and the citizens of Martin County to get this project going