Louisville Water Co. To Form Partnership For $50 Million Pipeline

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Louisville Water Co. has organized a partnership of six utilities to share water from a proposed $50 million, 37-mile pipeline to Frankfort.

The company says a contract to design the pipeline is expected to be signed later this month. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that construction on the Jefferson County portion of the pipeline could begin this year, with completion of the Shelby and Franklin County portions in 2010.

The company says half the money will be paid by Louisville and the other half by the other utilities. The 24-inch pipeline would provide up to 10 million gallons of water a day.

The other utilities include the Frankfort Plant Board, North Shelby Water District, Shelbyville Water and Sewer, U.S. 60 Water District and West Shelby Water District.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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