Achievements and Projects

Since 1994, McCreary County Water District has completed and is currently completing over $52,000,000 in expansion and improvement projects.  All of these achievements over the past two decades are what allow the water district to serve over 95% of McCreary County’s population the purest and best drinking water available anywhere.  Below are descriptions of many major achievements which have taken place during the history of McCreary County Water District.

2016 - KY HWY 92 Utility Relocation Project (Part II) - Project consists of replacing approximately 2,890 feet of 8" water line, 1,890 feet of 6" water line, 2,120 feet of 4" water line, 900 feet of 3" water line, and 250 feet of 2" water line. Project is funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  ($435,500)

2015 - Revelo to Stearns Sewer System Extensions - Project consists of installing sewer line along Bridge Fork Pond RD, Farm Ridge RD, and the Newtown RD area.  This will serve 85 new customers and be funded in part by the water district and in part by an Army Corp of Engineer's grant.  ($666,667)

2014 - Water Treatment Plant #1 Improvements (Phase II) - Project consists of the construction of a new concrete clear-well in place of the existing steel clear-wells, a new high service/backwash pump building, and a new carbon feed system at water treatment plant #1. This project also includes provisions for the replacement of the Rattlesnake Ridge water booster pump station.

The Water District has received RUS funds to construct these improvements to Water Plant #1 (Revelo Plant) in the amount of a $939,000 U.S.D.A. Rural Development Grant and a $1,158,000 U.S.D.A. Rural Development Loan for a total project cost of $2,097,000.  ($2,097,000) View photos...

2013 - Whitley City Downtown Water Line Replacement Project - Project consists of replacing 2,450 feet of 6" PVC water line and 280 feet of 2" PVC water line. This project will be fully funded by McCreary County Water District.  ($77,687)

2012 - Water Treatment Plant #1 Improvements - Project consists of building two trains of flocculators and sedimentation basins, a new flash mix building, and renovating the existing filter number one pipe gallery.

The Water District has received RUS funds to construct these improvements to Water Plant #1 (Revelo Plant) in the amount of a $860,000 U.S.D.A. Rural Development Grant and a $1,000,000 U.S.D.A. Rural Development Loan for a total project cost of $1,860,000.  ($1,860,000)  View photos...

2009 - Water Storage Tank Retrofit - Project consists of upgrading and retrofitting existing water storage tanks in McCreary County.  ($400,000)

2009 - Main Booster Pump Station - Project consists of installing a new booster pump station for improved service in the Pine Knot area.  ($100,000)

2009 - Water Service Extension and Transmission Main Improvements (KY 1651) - Project consists of installing approximately 9,000 feet of 12 inch ductile line along KY 1651.  ($775,000)  View photos...

2009 - Emergency Water Plant Power Supply - Project consists of installing back-up generators for the water treatment plant.  ($225,000)

2009 - Williamsburg Street Sanitary Sewer ProjectProject consists of laying sewer main along Williamsburg Street.  This will serve approximately 120 new customers.  ($1,500,000)

2008 – KY Hwy 92 Utility Relocation Project – Project consists of abandoning 5,460 feet of water main and installing 9,475 feet of new water main.  ($405,246)  View photos...

2008 – Holloway Cemetery Road Sanitary Sewer – Project consists of laying 13,000 feet of 6 inch sewer line along Holloway Cemetery Road which will provide for a larger transport system.  This will benefit the northern portion of the sewage collection system.  ($500,000)

2008 – Cumberland Falls State Park Water Main Extension Project – Project consists of laying 8292 feet of 6 inch ductile iron pipe for the transmission of water.  This will serve the Cumberland Falls State Park.  ($540,000)

2007 – Water Line Extensions (New Liberty Area, Garland Road, Poff Road, and Creekmore/Privett Road) – Project consists of laying 33,600 feet of (3 inch and 4 inch) water main and constructing one (1) storage tank.  This will serve approximately 50 un-served customers and 100 under-served users.  ($1,280,000)

2007 – Kentucky 319(h) project – Project consists of extensive Watershed Based Planning in three impacted sub-watersheds of the Big South Fork – source water protection for McCreary County.  ($468,250)  View photos...

2006 – Transmission Main Upgrade (Stearns to Pine Knot area) – Project consists of laying 20,000 feet of 12 inch water transmission main.  ($700,000)

2006/2007 Raw Water Intake – Project consists of constructing a new Raw Water Intake with four pumps, each capable of 1 million gallons per day.  ($3,124,000)  View photos.

2006 – Water Extension (Bald Knob, Wilson Ridge, and Beech Grove) – Project consists of laying 32,700 feet of 3 inch water line and a new hydro pneumatic pump station.  This will serve approximately 38 new customers.  ($500,000)

2006 – Telemetry, Security, and Water System Upgrades – Project consists of installing telemetry to approximately five (5) water tanks and four (4) pump station sites.  ($84,888)

2005 – Waste Water Project (Williamsburg Street) – Project consists of laying 46,850 feet of 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch pressure sewer lines.  This will serve approximately 75 new sewer customers.  ($1,054,000)

2004 – Water Transmission Main Phase III – Project consists of laying 21,590 feet of 12 inch water transmission main and appurtenances.  ($1,280,000)

2004 – Prison Emergency Set and Generator Installation – Project consists of installing and setting one (1) 150 kW diesel standby generator set and electrical connections.  ($49,928)

2004 – Pine Knot Sewer System Improvements – Phase III – Project consists of laying 21,500 feet of 2 inch and 3 inch sewer main with individual grinder pumps.  This will serve 87 customers in the Pine Knot area.  ($650,000)

2003 – McCreary County Water System Extension – Phase II – Project consists of laying 30,000 feel of 3 inch water line and 42,000 feet of 4 inch water line.  This will serve approximately 85 households in various areas.  ($530,000)

2003 – McCreary County Water System Extension – Phase I – Project consists of laying 221,000 feet of 3 inch and 4 inch water line.  This will serve 225 households in various areas.  The project also includes the construction of two (2) 50,000 gallon, elevated water storage tanks and two (2) booster pump stations.  ($2,155,000)  View photos...

2002 – Marshes Siding Area Sewer Expansion – PRIDE Project – Phase I – Project consists of laying 8,000 feet of 2 inch and 3 inch sewer main with individual grinder stations.  This will serve approximately 132 customers in the Marshes Siding area of McCreary County.  ($483,000)

2002 – Big Creek Area Sewer Expansion – PRIDE Project – Phase II – Project consists of laying 24,300 feet of 2 inch and 3 inch sewer main.  This will serve approximately 190 customers in the Stearns and Marshes Siding areas of McCreary County.  ($667,000)

2002 – Pine Knot Job Corp Sewer System Improvements – Project consists of laying 3,000 feet of 6 inch sewer main, installing a flow-meter, and installing a sewer lift station.  ($356,000)

2002 – Stearns Sewer System Improvements – Project consists of laying 14,200 feet of 8 inch sewer main, laying 5,000 feet of 4 inch sewer main, constructing a lift station, installing a flow metering station, and appurtenances.  This will serve approximately 70 residences and businesses in the Stearns area.  ($1,730,000)

1998 – 2002 – Facilities Expansion Project – Phases I – IV
            Phase I – Project consists of constructing a one million gallon per day water treatment plant which is capable of treating two million gallons per day and appurtenances, laying 17,000 feet of 18 inch water transmission main and appurtenances, and construction of a 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank.

            Phase II – Project consists of construction of a 1,000,000 gallon composite elevated water storage tank and appurtenances, laying 10,700 feet of 16 inch ductile iron CL 350, laying 10,500 feet of 12 inch ductile iron CL 350 water transmission, constructing a pump station, and appurtenances.

            Phase III – Project consists of constructing a 700,000 gallon per day wastewater treatment plant, laying 42,600 feet of 10 inch sewer main, laying 3,400 feet of 6 inch waterline, installing a sewer lift station, and appurtenances.

            Phase IV – Project consists of two million gallons per day Water Treatment Plant expansion and laying 64,000 feet of transmission line to the new treatment plant.  ($22,940,000)

1994 – Water Expansion Project – Phases I – VI
             Phase I – Project consists of laying 109,206 feet of 3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch water   line which totals approximately 20.68 miles.  Line extensions will be installed in Sawyer, Indian Knob, and Nevelsville.

            Phase II – Project consists of constructing a 100,000 gallon standpipe water storage tank in Sawyer.

            Phase III – Project consists of constructing a 250,000 gallon elevated water storage tank in Strunk industrial park.

            Phase IV – Project consists of constructing a 100,000 gallon standpipe water storage tank in Wolf Ridge.

            Phase V – Project consists of constructing a booster pump station and appurtenances in Strunk industrial park.

            Phase VI – Project consists of constructing a 200,000 gallon elevated water storage tank in Stearns.  ($1,417,000)

1994 – Sewer Expansion Project – Phase I – Project consists of laying 96,000 feet of 1½ inch – 10 inch sewer main and construction of a 100,000 gallon per day sewage treatment plant addition, for a total of a 200,000 gallon per day capacity.  ($3,142,500)  View photos...

1994 – Water Treatment Plant Expansion – Project consists of renovating the water treatment facilities.

1994 – Water District Office – Project consist of constructing a new McCreary County Water District Office building on Crit King Road.  View photos...

1992 – Water Treatment Plant Expansion – Project consists of expanding the water treatment plant to 1.5 million gallons per day capacity.

1991 – Rattle Snake Ridge Water Expansion – Project consists of extending water line on Rattle Snake Ridge, constructing one (1) 50,000 gallon water storage tank, and constructing one (1) booster pump station in the Rattle Snake Ridge area.

1987 – Water Line Expansion – Project consists of extending water line along Highway 90, Barnett Road, Williams Road, and Ross Road.

1987 – Water Storage Tank – Project consists of constructing one (1) 150,000 gallon water storage tank in Marshes Siding.

1987 – Water Storage Tank – Project consists of constructing one (1) 150,000 gallon water storage tanks in Pine Knot.

1987 – Dam Project – Project consists of constructing a “new” dam which increased the size of the Laurel Creek reservoir by approximately 52 surface acres

1982 – Raw Water Intake – Project consists of constructing a “new” raw water intake.

1982 – Water Treatment Plant Expansion – Project consists of expanding the water treatment plant to 700,000 gallons per day.

1964/1965 – Water Treatment Plant – Project consist of constructing a “new” water treatment plant with a 400,000 gallon per day capacity.

1964 – Laurel Creek Reservoir – Project consist of the purchase and construction of the Laurel Creek Reservoir.  Original Reservoir Size is 387.3 acre feet.



** Note:  Project descriptions are approximations.  Exact project measurements, amounts, and details are on record at the McCreary County Water District Office.