The Kentucky Chamber supports appropriate efforts, including ongoing investment, to ensure efficient, equitable and sufficient water supply and wastewater service for communities across the Commonwealth. The Chamber recognizes wastewater system upgrades are of particular concern due to the financial hardship that upgrading them can place on small systems and their customers. With that in mind, and where appropriate, the Chamber supports consolidating wastewater systems in order to address such challenges in a more efficient, economical manner that meets the needs of Kentucky’s communities.
The Chamber also supports the consideration of public-private partnership solutions in the water and wastewater sectors, as appropriate. The Chamber supports appropriate interconnectivity agreements among municipalities and water providers throughout the state to ensure water needs are met.