July 08, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.6 Million To Upgrade Sewer System In Parsons

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the city of Parsons. The funding will be used to remove and replace parts of the city’s sewer system to ensure it remains compliant with state guidelines. This federal award is a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2022 funding bill.

“I’m pleased the EPA is providing Parsons with $1.6 million for upgrades to the city’s wastewater infrastructure,” said Senator Manchin. “The investment announced today will support removing and replacing critical parts of Parsons’ sanitary sewer system to remain compliant with West Virginia guidelines. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding, including through Congressionally Directed Spending, to ensure our rural communities across the Mountain State have the resources they need to thrive.”

The Senate Appropriations Committee allows members of Congress to submit CDS requests, which provide an opportunity for state and local governments, non-profits, and other public entities to receive targeted funding for projects that bolster their communities and directly support West Virginians. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin works to ensure taxpayer dollars are allocated to priorities that benefit all West Virginians, boost economic growth and support the needs of communities across the Mountain State while remaining fiscally responsible.