Sunday, February 24, 2008


Ceremony Held For Big Creek Sewer Project.

It is the right of every citizen to have an adequate sewer system and the residents of the Big Creek area saw steps taken Friday to ensure they share in this basic need.

Officials were on hand Friday at Bevins Elementary School to announce a new sewer project that will eliminate more than 80 failing septic systems in the area.

And there’s an added environmental bonus, as well, according to Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford.

“This project will provide public sewer service to this area and at the same time permit the waters of Big Creek to return to their natural, unpolluted state,” Rutherford said. “We hope this project serves as a model for future public and privately funded projects in Pike County.”

The project is a cooperative effort between both private and public agencies including the Pike County Fiscal Court, Mountain Water District, PRIDE, Sidney Coal Company and the Big Sandy Area Development District.

PRIDE is contributing a $396,000 grant and an additional $40,000 to the Elkhorn City Wastewater system. Sidney Coal, a subsidiary of Massey Energy, has already given $243,000 toward the project.

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