The newly-formed South Hopkins Environmental Authority plans to seek up to three million dollars to buy the Nortonville Wastewater Treatment Plant to relieve the financial burden on the city of Nortonville. City officials have been unable to pay back their debt on the plant, which serves around 12-hundred households in Nortonville, White Plains and Mortons Gap.
The new board is made up of representatives from the three communities and the county. The board is seeking a USDA loan to allow them to take over the plant’s operations. Pennyrile Area Development District Water Management Coordinator John Herring says plant operations will largely stay the same. He adds city residents won’t see a change in their water bills.