City gets grant to expand water service to Duvall Valley, Bald Rock areas

Posted July 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm

The long, on-going problem of low water supply in the Duvall Valley and Bald Rock communities of Clinton County may have received word this week of some relief in the future.

Tuesday morning, Albany Mayor Lyle Pierce, told the Clinton County News that the City of Albany has been notified of a grant in the amont of $3 million that will be used to upgrade the water system in those two areas.

“These areas have experienced growth in the development of the poultry and beef agri-business, which have put a strain on the water supply system and made it difficult for the water system to keep up with the growning demand for the public water supply,” Pierce said Tuesday morning.

According to the announcement given to the NEWS by Pierce, the grantwill help facilitate the installation of larger water lines, a new pumping station and a 500,000 gallon water tank.

All of those improvements will be constructed in the southeastern protion of the city’s water service area, Pierce said Tuesday.

The mayor noted that an official presentation ceremony for the grant funds was expected to be scheduled in the near future by Governor Andy Beshear.

He also noted that design work for the water project was currently underway and he expected construction to begin next year, adding that the project should be completed in 2021.

The situation of low water pressure, and often times no water supply in those affected areas, has been a matter of concern, complaints and controversy for several years.