March 22, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million in USACE Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Grants

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced funding for four projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Section 340 environmental infrastructure program, totaling $5,000,000. This funding is made possible through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and will help provide reliable water and sewer service. 

“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. In order to ensure all West Virginians have access to clean water, we must continue to update and improve our water infrastructure across the state. I successfully fought to include historic investments for water infrastructure and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and I am pleased with this investment in Mingo, Wayne, Webster and Raleigh counties to improve water quality and sewer services,” Senator Manchin said.

“These investments are another great example of West Virginia reaping the benefits of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Southern West Virginia in particular struggles with inadequate water and wastewater infrastructure, which is why the Section 340 program was created to provide dedicated assistance to this region of our state. The funding announced will help ensure more than 6,000 West Virginians receive access to reliable, affordable, safe, and clean water and wastewater,” Ranking Member Capito said. “In my position as the top Republican on the EPW Committee—which oversees USACE—I continue to work closely with the Corps, state, and local partners to make these critical infrastructure projects a reality.”   
Individual awards listed below:
  • $1,5000,000 – City of Williamson: Funding will support upgrading the water treatment, storage and distribution system in the City of Williamson, Mingo County. The total project consists of the installation of three treatment plant high service pumps, construction of approximately 15,000 feet of water mains, a booster pump station, three new water storage tanks and rehabilitation of one water storage tank, accessories, fire hydrants and other related appurtenances. This upgrade will service approximately 1,750 existing customers.
  • $1,325,000  – Town of Fort Gay: Funding will support the rehabilitation of seven existing wastewater pump stations, three existing wastewater grinder pump stations, the installation of a 95,000 gallon per day wastewater treatment plant and permanent closure of the existing wastewater lagoon. This project will provide reliable sewer service to approximately 300 residential customers in the Fort Gay area in Wayne County.
  • $1,100,000 – Shady Spring PSD: Funding will support upgrading the Glen Morgan Wastewater Treatment Plant in Raleigh County which serves approximately 4,100 residential customers. The existing wastewater treatment plant is nearing its design capacity and the exceedance of the capacity is growing more frequent. 
  • $1,075,000 – Webster County Economic Development Authority: Funding will support a waterline extension to approximately 50 unserved residents of the Grassy Creek Road area, just outside the municipal limits of the Town of Webster Springs. The project will provide safe clean potable water for the residents and improve commercial growth potential.