Project will supply many with water

They have gone for years without it, but now a new water line project will supply more than three hundred families in Knott County with running water.

As Sherry Hicks watched the construction outside her home, she couldn't help but to think about the possibilities.

“It'll make things a lot easier on me, it sure will,” Hicks said.

Many residents in the Clear Creek area have had to find other ways to drink water, wash clothes, and even bathe.

But now a new water line project by the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Land Mines will aid their water woes.

“This is about 20 miles of waterline that we are laying throughout the county right now. It's about a four million dollar project,” Knott County Judge Executive Randy Thompson said.

More importantly it will supply 325 homes with drinkable water.

“I'm real excited about this. As you can tell the people driving past us are stopping asking when can we have water and it's been a long time coming and they're real deserving of getting water,” Judge Thompson said.

The project will begin in the Clear Creek area and run all the way to Arnold's Fork. Something residents in this area have been waiting for, for so many years.

County officials say it is part of a county initiative to eventually supply water to all Knott County homes.

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