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WV IJDC announces $10 million in funding for sewer and water projects around state

West Virginia Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced $10 million in funding for sewer and water projects around the state at its meeting on July 3. Details for the projects are listed below.

Alderson
The council approved a $1 million grant to the town of Alderson to relocate its water treatment plant (WTP) PSD out of the floodplain. These funds, along with funds from the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) and other funding programs, provide $10.1 million for the project.

Benwood
The council approved a $1 million grant to the city of Benwood in Marshall County for improvements to its sewer system. These funds, along with funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and other funding programs provide $3.8 million for this project.

Cameron
The council approved a $1 million grant to the city of Cameron in Marshall County for improvements to its water system.  These funds, along with funds from the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund (DWTRF), the city of Cameron, the Marshall County Commission and other funding programs, provide $4.4 million for this project.

Clay County PSD
The council approved a $975,000 grant to the Clay County PSD for a water service extension along Route 16 to Big Otter to serve 80 homes. These funds, along with funds from the CDBG and the Appalachian Regional Commission, provide $5.7 million for this project.

Danese PSD
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Danese PSD in Fayette County for improvements to its water system. These funds, along with funds from the DWTRF, Fayette County Commission and other funding programs, provide $8.2 million for this project.

Greenbrier County PSD 2
The council approved a $1 million grant to the Greenbrier County PSD 2 for a water extension between Rainelle and Charmco and between Sam Black Church and Asbury to serve 360 homes. These funds, along with funds from the DWTRF, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS), CDS Match, Greenbrier County Commission and other funding programs, provide $15.3 million for these projects.

Midland PSD
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Midland PSD in Randolph County for two water storage tanks. These funds, along with funds from the DWTRF and other funding programs, provide $1.7 million for this project.

Preston County PSD 1
The council approved a $955,000 grant to the Preston County PSD 1 for improvements to its water system. These funds, along with funds from the Congressionally Directed Spending, CDS Match and the Preston County Commission, provide $2.4 million for this project.

Short Line PSD
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Short Line PSD in Harrison County for improvements to its water system. These funds, along with funds from the DWTRF, the Harrison County Commission and other funding programs, provide $6.1 million for this project.

Barrackville, Town of
The council approved a $152,000 grant to the town of Barrackville in Marion County for improvements to its sewer system. These funds, along with funds previously committed by the council, provide $2.6 million for this project.

Other Business
The council also approved technical reviews and requests to pursue funding for an additional six 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 six projects found to be technically feasible and approved to pursue funding are listed below.

  • Franklin – Water system improvements project estimated to cost $1.7 million
  • Glasgow – Sewer system improvements project estimated to cost $2.2 million
  • Davis – Source of water supply project estimated to cost $1.2 million
  • Lavalette PSD – Big Lynn water extension to serve 43 homes estimated to cost $6 million
  • Oak Hill – Sewer system improvements at Industrial Park project estimated to cost $1.7 million
  • Paden City – Sewer system improvements project estimated to cost $1.8m

About the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
The WV IJDC 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, with Senior Advisor Ann Urling serving as his designee.

The council will meet again on August 7. For more information, visit wvinfrastructure.com.

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