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The Edmonson Water District has announced a $1, 290,000 project coming to Edmonson County that will bring new water lines and new hydrants.
General Manager Tony Sanders provided a written scope of the project, which includes both Hart and Edmonson County, that will provide water to approximately 25 new customers. In addition, several lines will be interconnected which is expected to provide better service to existing customers in case of emergencies. The project will also include a total of 30 new hydrants, 21 of which will be for Edmonson County that will be divided among each fire district.
"The project is being fully funded by USDA Rural Development," said Sanders.
The USDA RD is an agency with the United States Department of Agriculture which runs programs intended to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
"Water lines are being installed on three roads, Cedar Hill Church Road, Noah Stevenson Road and Patton Road in Edmonson County," he added.
Sanders said the hydrants will be placed in locations that will be beneficial to both the fire departments and the Water District.
Bids for the project were opened on Tuesday of this week. Sanders said that Cumberland Pipeline is the apparent low bidder of the project, pending engineer review.
Construction is predicted to begin in December of this year or January of 2020; however, Sanders said there are several factors that could affect the project's start time.