Manchin, Capito Announce Water Infrastructure Help

Manchin / Capito

West Virginians who still get their water from wells will soon get help.

Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Tuesday that $131,310 will go to the West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources West Virginia Private Water Well Safety Project. The hope is to identify and address drinking water program performance gaps, improve efficiency and effectiveness of drinking water programs and identify and reduce exposures leading to drinking water contamination.

Manchin said investing in water infrastructure is not only important for health and safety of local residents, but also can help boost economic development and improve the prosperity of families, businesses and communities.

The funding for the five-year West Virginia Private Water Well Safety Project was awarded by the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Environmental Health. The grant will fund the project from September 20th to September 29th of 2016.