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Monday: EPA and the State of Kentucky to Recognize $4.17 Million Recovery Act Drinking Water Project in Louisville, Ky.

Release Date: 03/26/2010
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, 404-562-8292, marraccini.davina@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – Mar. 26, 2010) On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) to recognize a $4.17 million project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 in Louisville, Ky. The I-64 pipeline project will fund much-need improvements in water service for existing Louisville Water Company customers and expand service to Eastern Jefferson County, Shelby County and Frankfort.

President Obama signed the ARRA on Feb. 17, 2009, and has directed that the Recovery Act be implemented with unprecedented transparency and accountability. To that end, the American people can see how every dollar is being invested at Recovery.gov.

WHO: Stanley A. Meiburg, EPA Acting Regional Administrator;

      Dr. Len Peters, Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet;
      John Covington, Executive Director, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority;
      Rick Johnstone, Deputy Mayor of Louisville; and
      Greg Heitzman, President & CEO of Louisville Water Company

WHAT: Drinking Water Recovery Act Funds to the Louisville Water Company

WHEN: Monday, Mar. 29, 2010, 10 a.m. EST

WHERE: 910 South English Station Road


Directions: From I-64, take the Gene Snyder Freeway, North Shelbyville Road Exit. Go east on Shelbyville Road. Turn right at the second light onto South English Station Road (across from Lake Forest subdivision). Go past Christian Academy school, and the event site will be on the right. Look for Louisville Water Company crews with parking instructions.