July 17, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce $7 Million to Provide Water Services to West Virginia Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,050,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Rural Development for two water projects in Jefferson and Marshall counties. The projects will support potable water service to approximately 850 new and existing customers through infrastructure improvements.

“Proper water and wastewater infrastructure are essential to sustaining a community’s health and raising its standard of living,” Senator Manchin said. “So many West Virginians know all too well the challenges that rural communities face when basic infrastructure essential to economic development, as well as everyday life, is not up to date. I am pleased that this funding will help to give West Virginia communities updated water systems that will promote the general welfare of their residents and improve their economies.”

“Providing safe, reliable drinking water is a vital service that local governments and organizations provide,” Senator Capito said. “Through federal funding like these grants and loans, we can help support those efforts and bring water to thousands of West Virginians. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for resources that help provide critical services to West Virginians.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $6,300,000 loan to the Corporation of Harpers Ferry.
  • $405,000 loan to the Marshall County Public Service District No. 4.
  • $345,000 grant to the Marshall County Public Service District No. 4.