April 22, 2024

Manchin Announces $5 Million To Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure In Davis

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,000,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the town of Davis to support important upgrades to their wastewater systems. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill.

“I’m pleased that the EPA is investing $5 million to support vital upgrades to Davis’s wastewater infrastructure,” said Senator Manchin. “This project will help ensure every Davis household and business has efficient and clean sewer systems. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue working to ensure our communities across the Mountain State have the resources they need and deserve.” 

This project will convert the existing sanitary sewer infrastructure into a storm sewer system and install a new sanitary sewer in its place. There will also be rehabilitation of manholes in newer parts of the sanitary system. Lastly, the project will upgrade the pump stations with flow meters to track inflow and infiltration, as well as bypass connections for emergencies.

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 their constituents. 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.