Wednesday, 03 13, 2013
KIA Seeks Public Input for 2014 Drinking Water Intended Use Plan
Kentucky’s draft 2014 Drinking Water Intended Use Plan including the Project Priority List is available for public review and comment from March 13, 2013 through April 25, 2013.
KIA will have approximately $12,310,568 available for low-interest loans for construction of drinking water projects in Kentucky.
The funds are part of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), a low-interest loan program created by the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 to provide a perpetual low-cost source of funding for a wide range of efforts to protect or improve water quality and to protect public health. Construction loans carry a 20-year repayment period while loans for planning and design carry shorter repayment periods. Thirty-year repayment terms are available to disadvantaged communities.
To be considered eligible to receive a DWSRF loan, a project must demonstrate technical, managerial and financial capacity, and be identified and ranked high on the project priority list, which is attached to the Intended Use Plan (IUP). Comments from the public are required in finalizing the plan.
The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) and the Division of Water of the Energy and Environment Cabinet will hold a public meeting to present the draft 2014 DWSRF-IUP to the public and solicit their comments. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in the KIA Board Room located at 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort, Kentucky.
The IUP identifies the goals of the DWSRF and describes how the money will be used to achieve those goals. The IUP was prepared jointly by DOW and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, an agency in the Governor’s Office.
Kentucky’s draft Intended Use Plan for the 2014 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, including the project priority list, may be viewed online at water.ky.gov or kia.ky.gov. Copies of the plan and the priority list may also be viewed at the following locations:
Division of Water Kentucky Infrastructure Authority
200 Fair Oaks Lane, 4th Floor 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, KY 40601 Frankfort, KY 40601
or at any Division of Water field office or Area Development District office.
Comments should be provided in writing to Sandy Williams, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, by April 11, 2013, at the address given above. For questions, please contact Sandy Williams at (502) 573-0260.