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WV IJDC announces $15 million in funding for sewer and water projects around state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced $15 million in funding for sewer and water projects around the state at its meeting on April 3. Details for the projects are listed below.

Broke County Public Service District
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Broke County PSD for a sewer extension along Washington Pike to serve 13 homes. These funds, along with funds from the Broke County Commission (ARPA), provide $1 million for this project.

Central Hampshire Public Service District
The council approved a $1 million grant to Central Hampshire PSD for a water extension to the Purgitsville area south of Rada. These funds, along with funds from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and other funding programs, provide $3.1 million for this project.

Downs Public Service District
The council approved a $500,000 grant and a $825,000 loan to the Downs PSD in Marion County for a water storage tank, a water extension to serve 12 homes along East Run Road and an interconnection with the Monumental PSD System. These funds, along with funds from the Marion County Commission and other funding programs, provide $2.4 million for this project.

Town of Farmington
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Town of Farmington for improvements to its water distribution system. These funds, along with funds from the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund (DWTRF) and other funding programs, provide $3.5 million for this project.

Hodgesville PSD
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Hodgesville PSD in Upshur County for improvements to its water system and an extension to serve five homes along Upper Pecks Run Road. These funds, along with funds from Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS), CDS Match and the DWTRF, provide $7.2 million for this project.

Mason County PSD
The council approved a $1 million grant to the Mason County PSD to extend sewer service to 401 homes in the Sandhill Road area of the County. These funds along with funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and other funding programs, provide $14.8 million for this project.

McDowell County PSD
The council approved a $851,000 grant to the McDowell County PSD to extend water service to 119 homes in the Jolo area (Lex, Rock Ridge and Baker Ridge and Panther Creek Roads) These funds, along with funds from the U.S. Economic Development Authority (USEDA), provide $4.3 million for this project.

New Haven PSD
The council approved a $1 million grant to the New Haven PSD in Fayette County to extend water service to 73 homes in Ramsey, Cane Branch, Dotson Ridge, Lower Dotson Ridge and Whispering Pines. These funds, along with funds from the USACE, the DWTRF, the District and other funding programs, provide $10.4 million for this project.

New Haven PSD
The council approved a $1 million grant to the New Haven PSD in Fayette County to extend water service to 67 homes in Elliott Cutoff area, Confluence and Sunday Road. These funds, along with funds from the DWTRF, the District and other funding programs, provide $7 million for this project.

Paden City
The council approved a $500,000 IJDC grant for improvements to the Paden City sewer collection system.  These funds, along with funds from USACE, Tyler County Commission, Wetzel County Commission, Paden City and other funding programs, provide $2.8 million for this project.

Pea Ridge PSD
The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Pea Ridge PSD in Cabell County for improvements to the Guyan Estates Sewer Collection System. These funds, along with funds from the Cabell County Commission and CWSRF, provide $3 million for this project.

City of Pennsboro
The council approved a $1 million grant to the city of Pennsboro for an interconnection with West Union/North Central Regional Jail. These funds, along with funds from other funding programs, provide $4 million for this project.

Preston County PSD
The council approved a $1 million grant to the Preston County PSD for improvements to its sewer collection system. These funds, along with funds from the Preston County Commission, the CWSRF and other funding programs, provide $3.6 million for this project.

Putnam County Commission
The council approved a $448,388 grant to the Putnam County Commission to extend water service to four homes along Bowles Ridge Road.

Town of Rainelle
The council approved a $800,000 grant to the Town of Rainelle for improvements to its water system.  These funds, along with funds from the Community Development Block Program (CDBG), provide $2.3 million for this project.

City of Salem
The council approved a $1 million grant to the city of Salem for improvements to its water system. These funds along with funds from the CDBG, the DWTRF and other funding programs, provide $5.9 million for this project.

City of South Charleston
The council approved a $113,460 grant to the city of South Charleston for improvements to its Liberty Street Sewer Lift Station. These funds, along with funds from the CWSRF, the city and other funding programs, provide $4.6 million for this project.

Sun Valley PSD
The council approved a $1 million grant to Sun Valley PSD in Harrison County for improvements to its sewer collection system. These funds, along with funds from Harrison County Commission and other funding programs, provide $2.1 million for this project.

White Oak PSD
The council approved a $1 million grant to the White Oak PSD in Fayette County for improvements to its Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). These funds along with funds from the USDA, the CWSRF, the Fayette County Commission, the District contribution and other funding programs, provide $7.9 million for this project.

Other Business
The council also approved technical reviews and requests to pursue funding for an additional 9 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 10 projects found to be technically feasible and approved to pursue funding are listed below.

  • Boone County PSD: Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements project estimated to cost $1.9 million
  • City of Bridgeport in Harrison County: Water and sewer extension project to Aerotech Park estimated to cost $2.4 million
  • Central Hampshire PSD in Hampshire County: Sewer system improvements project estimated to cost $9.9 million
  • Greater Paw Paw PSD in Marion County: Sewer collection system improvements project estimated to cost $1 million
  • Kanawha County RDA: Water system extension project to 14 homes along, Relations, Cemetery, and Marigold Roads estimated to cost $710,000
  • Mason County PSD: Water extension project to connect with the City of Milton system estimated to cost $1.7 million
  • City of Milton in Cabell County: Water System extension project to connect with the Mason County PSD system estimated to cost $850,000
  • City of Ravenswood in Jackson County: WWTP improvements project estimated to cost $65 million
  • Warm Springs PSD in Morgan County: Sewer system extension project to serve 22 homes along US Route 522 estimated to cost $2.1 million

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 May 1. For more information, visit wvinfrastructure.com.

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