April 19, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce Funding to Construct New Sewer System for Putnam County

Funds awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) today announced that the Putnam Public Service District, which serves Putnam County, will receive a $564,800 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to construct a new sanitary sewer collection system for several areas in the county. 

The funding will help replace aging and deteriorated sewer collection lines, and allow the system to serve an additional 448 customers in the areas of Route 33, Rocky Step Road, and Route 60 within Putnam County. 

“Investments like these in our rural communities are so important to West Virginians,” Senator Manchin said. “The ability to improve infrastructure in our state is important to the health and safety of West Virginians, but also critical to attracting residents and businesses. I am pleased that Putnam County will be receiving this extra support.”

“Not only are these improvements important for the health and safety of all West Virginians, they are also essential to maintaining economic development in Putnam County and across our state,” said Rockefeller. “This funding will help so many families and is critical to improving West Virginia’s infrastructure – and that will always be one of my top priorities." 

USDA’s Rural Development program helps improve the economy and quality of life in rural areas across the United States of America.  Rural Development achieves its mission by helping rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs.