Major water line replacement discussed in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - Better water service appears likely for many Ashland residents.

Wednesday night, city commissioners held a special meeting to get a water line replacement project underway.

In the city, 29th Street has been closed at various spots throughout the summer for work on sewer lines in the area. That same area also happens to be home to a significant city water line -- a line that can be easily replaced since the ground is currently uncovered.

The new section of pipe will be 1,800 feet long and provide better service to neighbors after a summer of several line breaks.

"People on both ends of that are probably going to feel better water pressure, but the other thing is if we have some water down elsewhere in East Ashland,” Mayor Stephen Gilmore said. “It’s going to offset that considerably. So it’s a citizen friendly situation we're trying to ensure happens instead of having another water main break and more and more people lose water."

If approved, the project is expected to cost the city a little more than $70,000, which will come from the utility fund.

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