March 05, 2019

Capito, Manchin Announce $1.5 Million For Welch Wastewater Project | The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The grant was announced Monday by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

The funding, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants, will support the expansion of the city’s wastewater system into North Welch, serving about 93 new customers.

“Modern, reliable infrastructure is critical to providing basic services West Virginians depend on,” Capito said. “Local, state, and federal partners are working hard to ensure McDowell County has the resources to replace outdated infrastructure and support healthier communities. 

As chairman of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for infrastructure improvements for West Virginia.”

“Updating and investing in our wastewater infrastructure is absolutely critical, especially in rural areas of the state where it is long overdue,” Manchin added. “These investments will not only help process storm and wastewater in Welch but will also provide jobs and new economic opportunities to the people of McDowell County. I thank the USDA for partnering with us and will keep fighting to make sure that investments like this take place in all 55 counties in our state.”


By:  Charles Boothe