102 East Main Street
Stanford, KY 40484
- About the Lincoln County Sanitation District
- Customer Information
- Phase II Sewer Project
- Additional Information
Healthy at Home Utility Fund assistance - On October 19, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order designating $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund. Community Action Agencies across Kentucky are now accepting applications for the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund Program through December 11, 2020 or until funds are depleted.
This fund can assist households with income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level that have suffered financially due to COVID-19 by covering up to $500 for past-due water or wastewater bills. Interested households should contact their local Community Action Outreach Office on how to apply. To locate their local office, individuals can call 800-456-3452 or visit https://www.capky.org/network/.
The office that services Lincoln County is:
Lincoln County Community Action Agency
201 East Main Street
Stanford, KY 40484
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at time of application:
- Most current utility bill
- Proof of arrearage, payment plan, or disconnect notice for utilities
- Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
- Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.
and an online appointment can be scheduled here: https://bgcap.itfrontdesk.com/apptonline/landing.html?client_code=BLUGRASS
Team Kentucky Fund - The Team Kentucky Fund is available to people who can document that they lost at least 50% of their income due to reasons attributable to COVID-19. A link for more information on the Team Kentucky Fund can be found here: https://teamkyfund.ky.gov/
The Lincoln County Sanitation District was formed in 2011 in response to sewage-related concerns, including:
- failing septic systems in the area
- sewage treatment capacity limits at Hustonville Elementary School
- limitations on residential and commercial development
- contamination of Hanging Fork Creek and its tributary streams
Hanging Fork Creek near Hustonville
The area shaded in blue shows all of the land area that drains into Hanging Fork creek, also known as a watershed area. As it runs downhill, water can pick up pollutants and carry them into the receiving waters.
Sewage treatment for many homes in Kentucky is provided by septic systems. These systems can be effective when functioning properly. But, when soils or groundwater conditions aren’t suitable, failing systems can contribute bacteria, pathogens and other pollutants to nearby streams and waterways—making them unsafe for people, pets and livestock. (Graphic from epa.gov)
The Phase I Sewer Project enabled the installation of a sewage collection system connecting Hustonville to the City of Danville's sewage treatment plant. This project provided access to wastewater collection for 605 previously unserved customers in western Lincoln County. In 2017, construction of this project was completed, providing sanitary sewer service to most of Hustonville and the subdivisions north of McCormack's Church Road to the Lincoln County / Boyle County line.
Graphic from Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority
The Lincoln County Sanitation District's Phase I Sewer Project totaled nearly $8 million and was funded through a combination of loans and grants. A map of the Phase I project can be found here.
- Loans: United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development and Kentucky Infrastructure Authority
- Matching funds: Lincoln County Fiscal Court, Stanford-Lincoln County Industrial Development Authority, and City of Hustonville
- Grants: Appalachian Regional Commission, Community Development Block Grant, United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
Additionally, partial loan forgiveness was extended by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.
To help offset the cost of homeowner connections to the new sewer line, the Sanitation District successfully obtained USEPA funding for a Homeowner Assistance Program. This funding was used to help reduce the expenses for 289 homeowners in the Phase I sewer project area.