CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced $4.25 million in funding for sewer and water projects around the Mountain State this month, including those in Davis, Nitro, Hinton, Fairview, and New Haven.
Town of Davis
The council approved a $178,000 grant and $178,000 loan to the Town of Davis in Tucker County for improvements to its Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Town of Fairview
The council approved a $2 million grant to the Town of Fairview in Marion County for two water system improvement projects. This grant and funds from the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund provide $5.4 million for these projects.
City of Hinton
The council approved a $665,000 grant ($165,000 bid overrun) to the City of Hinton in Summers County to replace sewer lines. This grant and funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Community Development Block Grant, Clean Water State Revolving Fund, and other funding programs provide $7.5 million for this project.
Town of New Haven
The council approved a $471,000 grant to the Town of New Haven in Mason County to replace its central sewer lift station. This grant and funds from the town provide $500,000 for this project.
City of Nitro
The council approved a $764,900 grant to the City of Nitro in Kanawha County to improve two sewer pump stations at the Hub Industrial Park.
The council also approved technical reviews and requests to pursue funding for an additional five sewer and water projects. The approval of these reviews and recommendations helps cities, municipalities, and public service districts save taxpayer money and keep their projects moving. The five projects found to be technically feasible and approved to pursue funding are listed below.
- Elk Valley Public Service District in Kanawha County: Wastewater treatment plant improvement (ultraviolet disinfection system) estimated to cost $1.2 million
- Town of Mason in Mason County: Clifton water system improvements project estimated to cost $2.8 million
- Town of Wayne in Wayne County: Sewer system improvements project estimated to cost $11.9 million
- City of Welch in McDowell County: Waterline replacement in north Welch is estimated to cost $5.4 million
- Village of Beech Bottom in Brooke County: Water system improvements along WV Route 2 are estimated to cost $2 million
The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council was created by the West Virginia Legislature in 1994 to serve as a funding clearinghouse for water and wastewater projects around the state.
Gov. Jim Justice serves as council chairman, and Deputy Chief of Staff Ann Urling is his designee.