PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A $550,000 water project has been approved for residents who live along Bad Fork and Damron Ratliff Road in Pike County, according to a news release from the Office of the Judge/Executive.
About 30 families will benefit from the project, which was approved by the Kentucky Division of Water. The bid for construction was awarded the first week of June, and work is expected to begin in the near future.
“The Lookout Fire Department has hauled potable water to some residents of Bad Fork for years,” Wayne T. Rutherford, Pike County Judge-Executive said in a prepared release. “The county paid for the water and reimbursed the department for their hauling costs. I remember seeing people backing up the creek water so they could wash their clothes. Water is a necessity of life. We are blessed to have this large county 98 percent covered with public water.”