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Four Counties To Receive $12 Million To Improve Water, Wastewater

A group of people inspect a water system
A group of people inspect a water system.
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Four West Virginia communities are getting nearly $12 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission for water and wastewater projects.

The city of Williamson in Mingo County is the biggest recipient, with $4.2 million for water system improvements for 222 commercial and 1,520 residential customers.

In Lincoln County, $3.3 million will go to the Hamlin Public Service District to upgrade sewers for 101 businesses and 586 households.

In Webster County, the Cowen Public Service District will get $3 million to extend nearly 11 miles of water line to 58 homes and two businesses.

In Barbour County, the town of Junior will receive about $1.5 million to replace water infrastructure serving 395 households and bringing the water system back into compliance with state regulations.

Recent federal legislation has brought billions of dollars to communities nationwide to address their water and wastewater needs.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Manchin’s wife, Gayle, is federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.