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The testimony was offered today at the Kentucky Horse Park during a meeting of the General Assembly’s Labor and Industry Committee, the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, and the Special Committee on Tourism Development.
Hubert Collins, D-Wittensville, said he remembers when only around 50 percent of his home county of Johnson had access to water.
Today, around 95 percent of the county has water access—about the same percentage of total Kentuckians served by public water systems, said Goodmann—thanks to the availability of coal severance funding for water projects.
The road fund proposal is KLC’s top legislative priority for the 2017 session of the General Assembly, with pensions, tax options, drug abuse concerns, prevailing wage and unfunded mandates rounding out the list.
The attorneys—one from the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, one from the Finance and Administration Cabinet and one from the Transportation Cabinet—explained that long-term partnerships allowed under 2016 House Bill 309 will combine private investment and public resources to meet state and local government needs.
Borrowing would require more utilities to increase their rates, which he said could lead to annual water utility rate increases of six to 10 percent over the next 10 years.
Inflation, he said, “could exasperate this situation.” Rep.
After water safety violations were revealed in Flint, MI, Goodmann said a state lead working group is reviewing Kentucky’s lead and copper protocols, although he clarified that the state’s public water systems have “a very good compliance record.” “I don’t have any desire to sit in front of this group and try to explain a Flint situation in Kentucky,” said Goodmann.“People are buying appliances and fixtures that use a lot less water…So you have no growth in customer base and a decline per capita in consumption.” The solution is for utilities to receive grants or borrow money to cover infrastructure maintenance and operations, said Goodmann.Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) grant funds many also be of help, he said.Questions about efforts to clean up the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River, impacted by a 2015 sewage spill in Virginia, and to remove trash from Pike County’s Fishtrap Lake were asked by Sen. Goodmann said the water quality of both the Levisa Fork and the lake are “very good” although there is a significant amount of trash in the lake.