WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced approximately $1 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support the Chattaroy Sewer Project in Mingo County. The funding will address issues of storm water and sewer runoff affecting households due to antiquated infrastructure.
“This funding is great news for Chattaroy residents,” Senator Capito said. “The support provided through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 340 program will help improve some of the troubles the Mingo County Public Service District has been having with this wastewater system, which is outdated and in need of significant repair. As chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the Corps, I was proud to work with Congresswoman Miller to identify this project as a priority and ultimately secure this funding. I’m glad we were successful in delivering these important resources that will go a long way in alleviating some of the problems the community has faced related to sewage and runoff.”
“Upgrading infrastructure to provide our communities with modern, safe services is a critical step to creating a vibrant and revitalized Southern West Virginia,” said Congresswoman Miller. “I am proud to work alongside Senator Capito to help deliver the funding for the Chattaroy Sewer Project. This improved wastewater system will help to create a healthier and stronger Mingo County.”
“We appreciate all the hard work and effort exhibited by Senator Capito and Congresswoman Miller to help Mingo County move forward and make the environment in the Chattaroy area safer for the children as well as healthier for the residents. This has been a long time coming and we appreciate all who were instrumental in getting this project pushed through and funded,” said Diann Hannah, Mingo County Commission President.
This project, which Senator Capito and Congresswoman Miller prioritized, is under the Section 340 environmental infrastructure program. Senator Capito oversees these programs as part of her subcommittee jurisdiction over USACE and through co-authorship and oversight of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) continues her work to ensure this critical funding comes to West Virginia to support projects like this.
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