, Corbin, KY

Local News

September 12, 2012

Corbin City Utility to begin rehab on part of sewer system

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff writer

Preliminary work on rehabilitating part of the Corbin City Utilities’ sanitary sewer system is set to begin Thursday.

Board members of the City Utilities Commission learned the news during their regular meeting held Tuesday afternoon. CUC General Manager Ron Herd said a meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. to begin preliminary work on on a project that would increase flow to the CUC’s wastewater treatment plant, and help relieve the surcharge on the collection system during heavy rains.

Bob Smallwood of the Lexington-based engineering and architectural firm GRW, Inc. will meet with Herd on the preliminary work. Herd added the project would involve upgrading Pump Station No. 1 and adding a third clarifier, which would be able to increase the flow to the waste water treatment plant as needed.

In his General Manager’s report to the CUC, he pointed out increasing the flow to the treatment plant might require adding another oxidation ditch to handle the increase in flow, and that different options would have to be considered during the preliminary design phase of the project.

According to Herd, a loan for the project would have to be acquired.

It comes as the sanitary sewer rehabilitation project that went on for most of this year has wrapped up. The contractor, Reynolds Inliner LLC of Orleans, Ind., has been working on the final punch list for the project, and has so far been paid $933,340.95, with $103,704.55 held in retainage. A total of $1,297,337 in CUC funds was used for the project.

On the KY 1232 Sewer Extension project in Knox County, Herd reported the archaeological survey was completed by Cultural Resource Analysts, and the report has been submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, two easements remain unsigned for the project, which is being paid for with $1,297,119 in state and federal grants.

As for work on removing mercury from the old trickling filter at the wastewater treatment plant, Herd said in his report the notice of award and agreement have been forwarded to the contractor for execution. The mercury removal at the plant will be paid for with CUC funds.

He also reported the upgraded Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning system at the CUC offices is now properly working, with the only remaining work to be finished being revisions in the control system.

Two exhaust fans in the storage area and garage would also be upgraded to increase air turnover in those two areas.

Meanwhile, flushing of all hydrants in all of CUC’s water distribution system will continue.

The flushing began this past Monday, and will continue until the entire water distribution system has been flushed.

Herd noted, “It started at the plant and we’ll work our way out. Since I’ve been here, we do this every year. We’ve seen a big increase in water quality after we flush them out and remove any sediment that may have collected in the waterlines.”

Water users in the CUC system are reminded that they may experience low water pressure for short periods of time, discolored water, or both. However, customers are reminded that the water is safe to drink.

In addition, all CUC water users are encouraged to check the color of their water before they wash clothes, because white clothes could be stained by discolored water.


Text Only
Local News
  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 31, 2014

    Five bronze ‘legacy plaques’ installed at Sanders Park

    Man wanted for stealing vehicle

    Robbery suspect turns himself in

    Corbin Educational Center moves to St. Camillus Academy

    July 31, 2014

  • 18 arrested in drug roundup

    An 11-month long investigation into illegal drug activity resulted in 18 arrests Tuesday, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

    July 30, 2014

  • Suspect wanted for assault

    Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies continue their search for a suspect wanted for first-degree assault after he allegedly intentionally struck a woman with his vehicle while she was walking Tuesday — and then simply drove away.

    July 30, 2014

  • Laurel service station robbed

    A Laurel County service station was robbed Tuesday and a station employee is the suspected robber, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    July 30, 2014

  • Arrest warrant issued for 1 of 2 charged in I-75 multi-vehicle crashes

    An arrest warrant has been issued for one of two defendants charged in several 2012 multi-vehicle crashes on I-75, which caused multiple injuries.

    July 30, 2014

  • Corbin Board of Education approves improvement plan for St. Camillus site

    A big step was taken Tuesday by the Corbin Board of Education, in purchasing property and making improvements to the former Saint Camillus Academy site.

    July 30, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 30, 2014

    18 arrested in drug roundup

    Suspect wanted for assault

    Laurel service station robbed

    Arrest warrant issued for 1 of 2 charged in I-75 multi-vehicle crashes

    Corbin Board of Education approves improvement plan for St. Camillus site

    July 30, 2014

  • I-75 lane closures Wednesday

    A reminder if you’ll be traveling on I-75 in Laurel County Wednesday — the state Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane just north of exit 29.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0729 John Waite for web.jpg John Waite to perform at NIBROC

    Grammy nominated singer John Waite has joined the 2014 NIBROC musical lineup.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 gray crash for web.jpg U.S. 25E intersection site of Monday crash

    A woman was transported to Baptist Health Corbin Monday following a crash at the U.S. 25E and KY-233 intersection, according to Kentucky State Police Post 10 Public Information Officer Shane Jacobs.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter