September 17, 2021

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Capito, Manchin Announce Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Investments for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.), senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Funds Committee, today issued loans totaling 4,519 $ ,,000 and $ 3,465,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan and grant program for water and waste disposal. These funds will be used to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and remove obsolete pipes and utilities to ensure public health and safety in rural communities.

“Through my work as a high-ranking member of the Senate Committee for the Environment and Public Works, I have long emphasized the effects a modernized wastewater and drinking water infrastructure can have on our communities. That’s why I worked with Chairman Carper to create the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act 2021, which is a bipartisan, responsible, and wise investment that advances the infrastructure needed to help local communities keep their drinking water safe and clean, which was passed by Senate 89-2. I am delighted that these three locations in West Virginia are receiving this funding today, and I look forward to the impact this will have on the residents of our state. ” Ranking member Capito said.

“When every West Virginian has clean water to drink, our entire state will be healthier and our communities will thrive. To ensure that all West Virginia residents have reliable access to clean water, we need to improve and upgrade our drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. My most recent bipartisan infrastructure proposal involves millions to improve the drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in America and West Virginia, as well as our sewer systems. said Senator Manchin. “The USDA’s investment in three West Virginia Public Service Districts is great news for our state, and I look forward to seeing the benefits of these upgrades for our rural communities.”

The following individual prices:

  • $ 2,019,000 loan / $ 965,000 grant to the Tyler County Public Service District: This rural development investment will be used to enable the Public Service District to provide both public drinking water and fire protection by expanding its water supply from the Boreman Elementary along Route 18 south to Centerville and Alma.
  • $ 2,000,000 Loan / $ 1,000,000 Grant to Lavalette Public Service District: This rural development investment will be used to replace undersized and obsolete lines in the German Ridge and Dickson areas of the Northern Distribution System.
  • $ 500,000 Loan / $ 1,500,000 Grant to the Cowen Public Service District: This rural development investment will be used to expand a sewage system in the Upper Glade area.

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