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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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.
Jamestown Utilities serves Jamestown with 3.825 million gallons per day treatment capacity. Its source is Lake Cumberland. Average daily use is 3 million gallons per day. The expanded water treatment plant offers a capacity of 7.5 million gallons per day. Russell Springs and northern Russell County are served by the city of Russell Springs with an average daily consumption of 900,000 gallons. Water is obtained from Jamestown Utilities. There is no set limit on the amount of water that can be purchased.
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.
Russell County has a 100 percent fiber optic infrastructure which provides nearly unlimited data capacity for businesses and industries with those requirements. Duo County Telecom 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 County Telecom has worked with local businesses to develop the needed capabilities that make Russell County technologically competitive with more urban locations across the state and across America. See story.