Have you noticed all of the construction along Short Station Road and Jack Hinton Road between Knottsville and Philpot?
A contractor is installing a new six-inch water line that will result in improved fire protection for homes and businesses in the area.
Keith Hurm is the Inspector/Investigator for the Daviess County Fire Department. He says additional fire hydrants are being installed, which could help to reduce insurance costs for residents.
Daviess County Fiscal Court is reviewing a water modeling study from Strand & Associates that includes recommendations on how to extend better fire protection into the county.
More hydrants are critical as they reduce the amount of time and manpower spent on hauling water to fight a structure fire.
The East Daviess County Water Association is receiving grant funding to support the Jack Hinton Road water line project.