Lower Electricity Rates
Both Kentucky Utilities and South Kentucky RECC provide power at industrial rates among the least expensive in the U.S. and less than a third of the rates of many European countries. PPL (Kentucky Utilities) serves Russell Springs, Jamestown, and parts of Russell County. The remainder of Russell County is served by South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, and power is sourced from East Kentucky Power.
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Gigabit Broadband Service
Russell County has a 100 percent fiber-optic infrastructure which provides nearly unlimited data capacity for businesses and industries with those requirements. DUO Broadband provides telephone, digital TV, high-speed Internet, and wireless services to Jamestown, Russell Springs, and Russell County. The cooperative has invested in the fiber optic loop to bring high-speed digital capabilities to all areas of our region. DUO Broadband has worked with local industries to develop the needed capabilities that make Russell County technologically competitive with more urban locations across the state and across America. See story.
Affordable Natural Gas Supply
Lake Cumberland Gas Authority serves Jamestown, Russell Springs and parts of Russell County with natural gas service. The source of gas supply is Somerset Gas System.
Massive Water Capacity
Jamestown Water Treatment Plant serves our county with a potential capacity of 7.5 million gallons of fresh water per day, far in excess of current demand. This capacity (along with the high wastewater capacity) is a primary reason that Lake Cumberland Regional Industrial Complex Site 5 earned the certification of Food & Beverage Shovel-Ready. There is no set limit on the amount of water that can be purchased.
Wasterwater Treatment Plant
The Russell County Wastewater Treatment Plant serves all of Russell County. The regional wastewater plant has a capacity of 3.6 million gallons per day. Average daily flow is 2.5 million gallons per day.