City of West Liberty receives $1.2 million grant for new water tank and water line replacement


The Department of Local Government announced a $1.2 million grant for a new water storage tank and the replacement of aging water lines in West Liberty.

This project is funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and it will address an unreliable supply of water in the McClain Way area and frequent service outages due to aging infrastructure in the downtown area. The project will replace about 5,450 linear feet of aging water lines through sections of West Liberty.

The McClain Way area has been using water from a tank constructed in 1989 by the Kentucky Department of Corrections to primarily serve a nearby prison.

“Replacing aging water infrastructure with modern and reliable components, is essential to the health and safety of our communities and is a vital element to fostering economic growth,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “We are grateful to the ARC and DLG for their partnership with us as we invest in Morgan County, and we commend the community for their work to complete this important project.”