HINTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,550,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the city of Hinton for an infrastructure project. This project will be matched with $2,000,000 in state and local funds and will be used to replace 13,010 linear feet of terracotta sewer lines, separate stormwater flows from sanitary sewer collection lines and upgrade UV disinfection equipment at the wastewater treatment plant. This project will improve sewer service for 1,100 households and 110 businesses.
“Improving infrastructure is essential to boosting our economy, creating good-paying jobs and ensuring our fellow West Virginians have access to clean drinking water. ARC continues to be a strong partner for the Mountain State and I am pleased ARC is investing in this infrastructure project to replace and upgrade sewer lines and UV disinfection equipment in Hinton. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to work with ARC and advocate for funding and resources that prioritize Appalachia and West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.
“One of the best ways to revitalize communities like Hinton is by updating infrastructure both above and below ground. As the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I continue to work with agencies under the committee’s jurisdiction like ARC to steer investments into West Virginia’s roads, drinking water, and wastewater infrastructure. I’m thrilled to see Hinton receiving this funding from ARC, and I look forward to the positive impact this project will have on families and businesses in southern West Virginia,” Ranking Member Capito said.
“Improving the wastewater system in the City of Hinton aligns with ARC’s strategic investment priority related to expanding critical infrastructure in our Appalachian Region,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle C. Manchin. “Investing in the improved wastewater system will benefit the City of Hinton’s economic development, public health, and natural resource protection.”