W.Va. announces $22 million in funding for sewer and water projects

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W.Va. announces $22 million in funding for sewer and water projects
Most West Virginians benefit from relatively clean water, thanks in part to infrastructure. (Photo Nathan Anderson)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced $22 million in funding for sewer and water projects around the state.

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Kanawha Public Service District

The council approved a $1 million grant and a $12.62 million loan to the Kanawha Public Service District to extend sewer service to 220 homes from Marmet toward Boone County along Lens Creek in Kanawha County. These funds and funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and other funding programs provide $19.4 million for this project.


Lewis County Economic Development Authority

The council approved a $500,000 grant and $5.17 million loan to the Lewis County Economic Development Authority to extend water service to 167 homes in the Oil Creek Area of Lewis County. These funds and funds from the Community Development Block Grant program, the Lewis County Commission, the Lewis County Economic Development Authority, and other funding programs provide $10.3 million for this project.


City of Oak Hill

The council approved a $500,000 grant to the City of Oak Hill in Fayette County to improve the Minden sewer system. These funds and funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Abandoned Mine Lands grant program, and the city provide $8.9 million for this project.

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City of Pennsboro

The council approved a $1.16 million grant to the City of Pennsboro in Ritchie County to improve its water system. These funds and funds from the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund, the Ritchie County Commission, the city, and other funding programs provide $2.7 million for this project.


Town of West Hamlin

The council approved a $625,000 grant and a $625,000 loan to the Town of West Hamlin in Lincoln County to replace the pre-sedimentation basin at the water treatment plant.


The West Virginia Legislature created the council in 1994 to serve as a funding clearinghouse for water and wastewater projects around the state. The governor serves as council chairman, and Deputy Chief of Staff Ann Urling is his designee.

The council also approved technical reviews and requests to pursue funding for eight sewer and water projects. The approval of these reviews and requests helps cities, municipalities, and public service districts save taxpayer money and keep their projects moving. The eight projects found to be technically feasible and approved to pursue funding are listed below.

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  • Town of Alderson in Greenbrier County: Relocate the wastewater treatment plant project (out of the floodplain) estimated to cost $8.3 million
  • Clay County Public Service District: Ossia Road/Moore Fork water extension project to 50 homes estimated to cost $4.5 million
  • Clay County Public Service District: Grassy Fork water extension project to 40 homes estimated to cost $2.7 million
  • Town of Davy in McDowell County: Sewer system improvements project estimated to cost $9.6 million
  • Putnam County Commission: Custer Ridge water extension project to 25 homes estimated to cost $2 million
  • City of Spencer in Roane County: Summitt Street pump station improvements project estimated to cost $300,000
  • City of Saint Marys in Pleasants County: Sewer system improvements project estimated to cost $2.5 million
  • Wilderness Public Service District in Nicholas County: Water system improvements project estimated to cost $5.7 million

The council will meet again on Feb. 7, 2024. For more information, visit .

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