May 27, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $2 Million For Water Infrastructure Project In Jackson County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $2,000,000 Rural Development investment loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Waste and Water Disposal Loan and Grant Program for southern Jackson County. This Rural Development investment will be used to extend water service to White Pine, Windell Ridge, Jim Ridge, and Station Camp. This project received additional funding through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, totaling $3,464,800.

“Investing in infrastructure in critical to maintaining a clean water supply for everyone across the Mountain State and ensuring our communities have the resources they need,” said Senator Manchin. “I am pleased the USDA is investing in Jackson County and their communities, and I will continue to fight for investments in West Virginia’s infrastructure to ensure that every West Virginian has access to clean drinking water.”

“Improving the infrastructure of West Virginia’s water systems is absolutely essential and has been a major priority of mine through my work as the chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Connecting communities with these resources helps to strengthen our state and services our residents, particularly in more rural areas of West Virginia. Rural Development investments play such an important role in moving West Virginia forward, and I’m thankful for the relationship we’ve been able to create between our state and USDA, making these projects possible. I will continue to advocate for stronger water infrastructure in the Mountain State that improves the everyday lives of West Virginians,” said Senator Capito.