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Local Water Districts To Receive Federal Funding For Improvements

Water flowing from a drain pipe into a stream
Just under $6 million dollars in total will be awarded to West Virginia water systems.
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Five water districts will receive funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. 

The awards were secured through congressionally directed spending requests made by Sen. Capito and authorized through the Water Resources Development Act. 

“These projects will provide the support local entities need, especially in our most rural areas to improve water infrastructure that helps residents and businesses,” Capito said. “I am excited to announce these projects and look forward to seeing them completed.”

Tomlinson Public Service District will receive $2 million, Mason County Public Service District will receive $1 million, Kanawha Public Service District will receive $1 million, Masontown Water Works will receive $900,000, and the City of St. Marys will receive nearly $900,000. The funding is for new infrastructure and improvement aimed at helping residents and businesses. 

The funding is part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 that established an environmental program that allows the congress to partner with non-federal entities in order to carry out water projects.