LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville Water Co. and Hardin County Water District No. 2 have reached an agreement for Louisville Water to supply supplemental drinking water to the region, which is experiencing growth.
The Hardin County district will buy a minimum of 60 million gallons of water a year from Louisville Water in 2016, and the amount will increase to 365 million gallons by 2021.
Construction is expected to start by year end.
Louisville Water will spend an estimated $5.8 million to install four miles of water main and a pumping station, which the company said Tuesday will also help improve service in Bullitt County. The Hardin County district will build up to 11 miles of a 24-inch main and has received $8.5 million in grants to help cover the $12.5 million cost.