April 16, 2024

Manchin Announces $669k For Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades In Braxton County

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $669,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Town of Burnsville to support essential upgrades and repairs to their sanitary sewer system. This federal award is one of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests Senator Manchin secured on behalf of West Virginia through the Fiscal Year 2022 funding bill.

“I’m pleased the EPA is investing $669K to support critical upgrades to Burnsville’s wastewater infrastructure,” said Senator Manchin. “This project will address the town’s inflow and infiltration problems by replacing outdated pipes, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of the project. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to ensure every community across the Mountain State has reliable water and wastewater systems.”

The Senate Appropriations Committee allows members of Congress to submit CDS requests, which provides 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.