CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $485,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the planning and implementation of infrastructure projects across West Virginia including water and wastewater system improvements.
“Infrastructure investments are vital to growing West Virginia’s economy, creating good-paying jobs and ensuring our fellow West Virginians have access to basic human needs such as clean drinking water. I’m pleased ARC is investing in our state and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I will continue to advocate for ARC funding and other programs that prioritize Appalachia and rural America,”Senator Manchin said.
“As chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, I have prioritized supporting programs that improve our water and wastewater infrastructure. It is welcome news that ARC is continuing to support important initiatives in West Virginia that strengthen water infrastructure in Gary, Grantsville, and Scott Depot. I look forward to further improving West Virginia’s infrastructure both above and below ground through my committee assignments and relationships with partners like ARC,” said Senator Capito.
Individual awards listed below:
- $200,000 – West Virginia Rural Water Association
- $150,000 – City of Gary Emergency Water System Repair
- $135,000 – Calhoun County Commission