The Lincoln Trail Area Development District provides guidance, oversight and staff to carry out the goals of the Lincoln Trail Area Water Management Council. The Council functions as part of a statewide water and wastewater infrastructure planning initiative directed by Senate Bill 409 from the 2000 KY General Assembly Legislative Session. In conjunction with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the Kentucky Division of Water, the Council and the ADD strive to optimize the use and availability of water resources in the region.
The Council provides a framework for the review, discussion, and evaluation of water and wastewater needs and helps local utilities develop projects to meet those needs in the most responsible fashion. The Council meets quarterly and also prioritizes projects on a regional basis yearly.
For further information on the planning process, go to www.kia.ky.gov or www.water.ky.gov.
For a list of approved projects in the district, go to wris.ky.gov/portal/reports.aspx.
The ADD also maintains dynamic infrastructure information through cutting edge GIS and GPS technology providing local, state, and federal agencies with critical information to make policy and funding decisions. This GIS resource is an invaluable tool shared with local utilities that might otherwise be too expensive to maintain on an individual basis.