The Lincoln County Sanitation District has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program. The project received honorable mention.
The recognized project, funded through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority’s (KIA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund, involved construction of a sanitary sewage collection and conveyance system to serve 535 residential customers and 50 commercial customers in Lincoln County that had no sanitary sewer system.
The EPA called the project a “critical upgrade” for the area. Before the new system, sewage was disposed of through a combination of septic tanks and straight pipes, which resulted in discharges of raw sewage into waterways.
The project eliminated more than 220 failing septic tanks, 101 raw sewage discharges and two package treatment plants, affecting homes and businesses along U.S. 127 starting south of Junction City and proceeding to Hustonville.