PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg Utilities has been hard at work for the past month in the Highland Avenue area. The residents living on Highland Avenue have been tolerating the dust, noise and blocked roadway in hopes that the outcome of the project will be worth the small inconvenience. The water flow for storm drainage and sanitary water have been compromised due to heavy rains during the spring season. Federal guidelines specify that the two must be kept separate.
“The smell at sometimes is intolerable,” said Highland Avenue resident Morgan Joseph. “We are very anxious for the city to complete the project because it is something we need. I have lived in this area my entire life. The city utilities have always taken care of their customers and this project is no exception. The guys have worked very hard on this project because it has been a tough project. One night, workers were here working until after midnight. I personally am grateful for the hard work the city and city workers do to make this a wonderful place to life.”
The project is a separation project. Workers are separating the storm flow from the sanitary flow. Once that is completed, all the residents along Highland Avenue will be reconnected to the city’s sewage. This project has been in the process for a little over a month and is expected to be completed in early-July.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.