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U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will award $300,000 to the City of Campton for the Campton Water Treatment Plant, which is expected to improve service for more than 2,000 households and enable future expansion to homes and businesses in the region.

“Improving and expanding our water system infrastructure is a critical step toward improving our environment, increasing public health, and growing our local economy,” stated Rogers. “These funds will be used to construct a new water treatment plant that will allow Campton to provide its current customers with reliable and efficient water, as well as expand and help 302 rural homes and a school. Improving water services to hard working families will enhance the quality of life in Wolfe County.”

ARC awarded the City of Campton a $300,000 grant for the water treatment plant project. This new grant is coupled with previously awarded money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development grant-loan package worth $2,467,200 and $4,498,888 in grants from state sources, bringing the total project funding to $7,266,088. The City of Campton requested this funding assistance to resolve state sanctions and enable expansion to new customers. New water treatment technology will provide far greater energy efficiency and other operating improvements.

Throughout his 29 year career, Rogers has long supported ARC and the commission’s important mission and notable work to improve the education, health and well-being of Appalachian residents. In fiscal year 2009, ARC helped finance over 40 development and planning projects throughout southern and eastern Kentucky.

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important initiatives in the fifth Congressional District.