County plans big sewer project

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Fiscal Court took the first step Friday in a massive project to bring public sewers to the southern part of Franklin County.

Judge-Executive Teresa Barton said the vote establishing a sanitary sewer district in the area served by Farmdale Water District "gets the ball rolling" for sewer extensions that could take several years to complete and possibly serve 700 to 800 homes.

"Once we determine the appropriate legal structure, we will proceed with the formation of a board, establish priorities and have a feasibility study done," Barton said.

The cost, number of miles of sewer lines, number of properties involved, the route to take and tap-on place, and customer rates will have to determined. A possible alternative to connecting to the city of Frankfort sewer system is the Alton sewer system in Anderson County, Barton said.

Some preliminary studies have already been done by the HMB engineering firm.

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