A Manchester, Ky., firm has received the nod to build a new pipeline to bring water to Leitchfield.
The city’s utilities commission voted Thursday, Jan. 5, to accept a $3,726,966 bid from Clay Pipeline, Inc., to build the roughly nine-mile plastic pipeline to bring water from Leitchfield’s new raw intake on Rough River Lake to the treatment plant.
The commission previously approved a $1.076 million bid for the water intake from a Tompkinsville firm.
The new intake, in a spot closer to the dam, will replace the current one, which goes from Peter Cave to Clifty Creek. That will give the city a larger area to draw water from during winter pool, allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to drop the lake level, and help Leitchfield draw more water overall if necessary for future growth.
In other action the commission:
• Agreed to look into a complaint from Ramona and Thomas Reddish about sewer service to their West Chestnut Street home. Ramona Reddish told commissioners the couple initially contacted the city when they started having problems with water backing up in their home’s plumbing fixtures. After being told the problem wasn’t on the city’s side, they contacted a plumber – only to learn the house wasn’t connected to the sewer system. Instead, its wastewater was flowing into a cave beneath their property.
She said the repairs cost nearly $900. Reddish said she’s lived in the house since 1965, and despite being billed for sewer all that time, apparently never had it.