Lexington Receives Grant for Water System Improvements

The Village of Lexington received a combination of loans and grants totaling nearly $5 million from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development to perform improvements on its water system.

The proposed project will add filters at the water treatment plant, upgrade existing filters and water mains, and replace water meters. The project also includes construction of a 500,000 gallon ground storage tank.

Congressman Paul Mitchell said, “Improving and upgrading infrastructure – including water systems – is critical to the well-being and growth of our communities. These funds help Lexington make much needed improvements to their drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The USDA Office of Rural Development’s announcement is welcomed news and I look forward to seeing the new infrastructure improvements it provides for our rural communities.”

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand