USDA to invest $645,000 in Warren County water infrastructure improvements

PLUM SPRINGS, Ky.- The United States Department of Agriculture has announced it’s giving $25.5 million to several communities in Kentucky, including Warren County, for water infrastructure improvements and expansions.

According to the USDA, Warren County will receive $645,000, which will be used to rehabilitate approximately 36 miles of sewer lines in the Plum Springs area.

The USDA says those sewer lines are deteriorating due to age, posing a potential failure of the sewer system and a serious health hazard for approximately 6,404 existing customers in rural Warren County.

Additional funding includes a $2 million loan from the Kentucky Rural Water Association Finance Corporation and a $411,000 applicant contribution.