Lexington Receives Awards for Three Public Works Projects

Lexington wins three public works awards Staff Report, 11.28.16, Kentucky.com Lexington was honored recently by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association for three of its public works projects. ▪ Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade Project: The Blue Sky Wastewater Treatment Plant acquisition and closure project won in the sanitary sewer services category. The project, […]

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EPA Fines Lexington for Missing Records

EPA fines Lexington $16,000 for missing safety records by Beth Musgrave, 8.18.16, Kentucky.com The city of Lexington must pay federal environmental regulators $16,800 for failing to keep paperwork of employee training and other safety records at the West Hickman Wastewater Treatment Plant. In 2013, an inspector with the Environmental Protect Agency made an unannounced visit […]

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Kentucky American Water Rate Will Increase

Kentucky American Water rate increase to go into effect August 28 by Beth Musgrave, 8.23.16, Kentucky.com Water bills in Lexington will go up effective Aug. 28. The state Public Service Commission has given its final approval to a rate increase for Kentucky American Water that will result in the average monthly bill going up by […]

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Sustainable Environmental Groups Announced

22 groups get Sustainable Environmental Grants Staff Report, 6.20.16, Kentucky.com Twenty-two local organizations were awarded Sustainable Environmental Grants totaling $70,684. The grants, overseen by the city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, are designed to promote creative, collaborative projects that improve and protect the environmental health of Lexington’s neighborhoods. The grants, which require a […]

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American Water Grant Program Announces Three Fayette County Recipients

Three projects earn financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program Staff Report, 05.17.16, Kentucky.com Three projects in Kentucky have earned financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program. Projects coordinated by the Licking River Watershed Watch, Friends of Parks in Fayette County and Friends of Stoner Creek will receive a […]

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Stormwater Issues Could Increase Cost of New High School

Stormwater problem could add to cost of new Lexington high school by Valerie Honeycutt Spears, 6.21.15, Kentucky.com After a more than $62 million construction contract was finalized for Fayette County’s sixth public high school, city engineers came across a stormwater problem that could add $86,000 to the cost, school district officials said. It involves sediment […]

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Council Votes to Increase Sewer Rates

Lexington council votes to increase sewer rates by Beth Musgrave, 3.17.15, Kentucky.com Come July 1, Lexington residents will pay more to flush toilets and take showers. The Urban County Council voted 12-3 Tuesday to raise sewer rates over the next two years to pay for more than $590 million in sewer and stormwater system upgrades […]

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Sewer Fee Increase

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 LFUCG Urban County Council voted to approve the proposed sewer fee increase for FY 2016 & FY 2017. While no one wants a sewer fee increase, we applaud council on taking responsible to action to ensure we have the funds to cover the estimated $700 million it will take to […]

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Proposed Sewer Fee Increases Advance through Council

Proposal to raise Lexington sewer rates advances by Beth Musgrave, 2.24.15, Kentucky.com A proposal that would raise Lexington sewer rates over the next two years moved forward Tuesday. The Urban County Council voted 13-1 to put the proposal on council’s agenda for Thursday. A final vote is expected in early March. Mayor Jim Gray’s administration […]

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Increase in Sewer Fees Proposed to Pay for EPA Mandates

Lexington proposing substantial sewer rate increases to pay for EPA mandates by Beth Musgrave, 2.22.15, Kentucky.com Taking showers and flushing toilets might be more expensive in coming years. Lexington’s Urban County Council is considering a 12 percent increase in sewer rates this year and another 12 percent hike next year to help pay for more […]

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