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October 31, 2013

Water district to celebrate project completion

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

The Laurel County 2nd Water District is celebrating the completion of a multimillion-dollar project to improve its water systems with a ribbon cutting ceremony that is open to the public, according to Wanda Smith, office manager/accountant for the water district.

The project includes a new water line that pumps water from Laurel Lake. The water pumped into the district’s homes and businesses is cleaner than it was previously, and water is being pumped at a higher capacity than before. Also added were a new raw water main line and an expansion of the water treatment plant.

Planning for these improvements began in 2006, and construction was completed in 2012. It was a step-by-step process beginning with the purchase of 18.95 acres of land on which to build the improvements. The water line and the raw water intake from Laurel Lake were completed in 2011 and the water treatment plant was completed in 2012. The entire system of improvements is now up and running.

The district serves customers in southern Laurel County and western Knox County.

These improvements were paid with two bonds and a grant. Initial phases of the project were paid for by interim loans that were later paid back with bonds issued in 2012. These will not increase taxes, as they will be repaid with water sales by the Laurel County 2nd Water District.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with an open house that begins at 10 a.m. at 1878 Robinson Creek Road.

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