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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) awarded a $1,837,000 loan and $613,000 grant to the City of Pikeville to replace the existing waterline along US 23 and extend sewer service to 77 new users in rural Pike County.

“As we’ve learned, clean water is essential to attracting businesses, improving health, protecting wildlife habitat, and growing our communities,” said Congressman Rogers. “For years our region has been plagued by straight pipes and contaminated rivers. I’ve fought hard for federal programs like USDA-RD to ensure that our people have the same basic quality of life as others throughout our country. I applaud the City of Pikeville for their efforts to help local residents and improve our environment through this updated infrastructure.”

The funding will be used to extend a reliable source of sanitary sewer and safe drinking water to residents of Pike County. The current 12 inch waterline will be replaced to ensure a healthier water infrastructure. The complete rehabilitation of the lift station and extension of the sanitary sewage lines will compensate for an anticipated increase in usage. Once the project is complete, 77 new urban and rural users, including Mullins Elementary School, will have clean water and efficient sewer lines.

Through his role as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for valuable initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District. For more information about Congressman Rogers, visit