FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 19, 2018) – The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) Board has approved a $950,000 loan to the Marion County Water District to replace approximately five miles of waterline along McElroy Pike and Highway 289.
The existing PVC waterline was installed in the 1970s and has a history of leaks, splits and breaks. Officials believe this is due to improper installation.
Among its functions, KIA provides low-interest loans to public utilities for projects having to do with storm water control treatment systems, solid waste management systems and other infrastructure vital to public health.
KIA was created in 1988 to provide funding mechanisms for local public works projects. As of last year, the agency had provided more than $1.7 billion in assistance to municipalities across the Commonwealth wanting to expand access to potable water. KIA is under the Office of the Governor and administratively attached to the Department for Local Government. To learn more, visit kia.ky.gov.