June 17, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce ARC Funding for McDowell Water Infrastructure

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $160,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for McDowell County Public Service District (MCPSD) to develop a 10-year strategic plan and provide technical assistance to expand and regionalize MCPSD's water and wastewater systems throughout the county, serving 3,163 households and 328 businesses.

“The Appalachian Regional Commission’s continued investment in revitalizing and strengthening Appalachia is great news for our state and the entire region. I’m pleased to announce this funding for McDowell County to upgrade and improve regional water infrastructure to help ensure every West Virginian has access to clean, safe water,” Senator Manchin said. “Investing in local communities creates good-paying jobs and spurs economic opportunity, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to boost economic growth across the Mountain State.”

“I recently joined the communities of Keystone and Northfork to mark the completion of the Elkhorn Phase II water project, made possible by the hard work of the McDowell County Public Service District,” Ranking Member Capito said. “This funding will help continue the District’s efforts to secure essential services for thousands of West Virginians. I appreciate ARC’s support, and I will continue to lead on bringing infrastructure improvements to our state.”