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Sanitation District receives grant to improve parts of sewer system

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a second time, the Bullitt County Sanitation District will get some assistance in upgrading its sewer system.

The district has been awarded a Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant of $150,000.

According to district manager Jerry Kennedy, the funds will be used to install and to improve manholes in the Tanyard Springs/Bullitt Hills area.

Currently, Kennedy said the system is old and infiltration of surface water makes the Bullitt Hills plant handle more than its capacity.

With the funds, Kennedy said four or five new manholes will be installed. Existing manholes will be repaired with the goal of keeping the surface water out of the system.

This would be a continuation of the rehabilitation project started several years ago.

Two years ago, the district received a $250,000 KIA grant and that was used to improve portions of three other treatment plants.

The funds will go to Bullitt Fiscal Court and then be sent to the sanitation district.

In other business:

*EMA director Mike Phillips received permission to apply for Hazardous Mitigation Grants in the amount of over $73,000.

The money, if approved, would be used to purchase new generators for the Hubbards Lane transmission center and the courthouse.

Existing generators would be moved to the road department and the animal shelter.

The county match would be $9,400.

Phillips estimated it might take 18 months to get a decision.

*Bids will be taken for a new ambulance unit. Phillips said even if the county decides to not purchase a new unit, he would like to go out and get bids.

The next meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court will be on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.