June 08, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Iaeger Water And Waste Disposal Management

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Town of Iaeger in McDowell County to provide sewer service to 295 West Virginians. This expansion will also work to improve water quality for Tug Fork and its tributaries, protecting local water supplies. 

“I am pleased the USDA is investing in Iaeger and its citizens. These investments are essential to the health of our families and communities, and are also strong investments in West Virginia’s infrastructure. I look forward to the completion of this project to see the community and economic benefits for McDowell County and the citizens of Iaeger and will continue to fight for every community across the Mountain State to ensure they receive the support needed to upgrade our infrastructure and improve our communities,” said Senator Manchin.

“As Chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I have made sure to prioritize necessary improvements to West Virginia’s water infrastructure, especially in more rural areas of our state,” said Senator Capito. “It is great to see this federal assistance heading to an area where these services are greatly needed. This investment in McDowell County will not only help to strengthen the waste disposal services in these communities, but it will also further protect local water supplies. West Virginians deserve reliable infrastructure that protects access to clean water, and I will continue to advocate for further rural development projects like these in our state.”