PADEN CITY, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) visited the Paden City Water Department where she toured the facility and met with staff. Since 2015, Senator Capito has worked with federal partners such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prioritize drinking water infrastructure in Paden City, and has secured over $10 million in federal funding to assist with water and waste water challenges in the area.
“Ensuring access to reliable, clean drinking water is essential. For years, I have worked with local leaders in Paden City to connect the city with the federal resources they need to provide safe drinking water and improve waste water service. Since 2015, I have worked hard to secure USDA Rural Development funds for Paden City, and those efforts continue. When I became the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee this year, I made it a priority to advocate for additional support for waste water improvements in Paden City, and I was thrilled to see additional investments to support Paden City and others through the USACE Work Plan for FY21. Having the opportunity to see the department today and the progress of construction on new water tanks is the culmination of years of hard work between local, state, and federal leaders, and I am glad to have played a part in these efforts,” Senator Capito said.
Federal awards that Senator Capito has secured for Paden City:
Photos from today’s tour and visits:
Senator Capito tour the Paden City Water Department
Senator Capito with Paden City’s Director of Public Works Josh Billiter and Mayor Rick Casteel
Senator Capito reads the sign detailing the history of Paden City
Senator Capito with members of the Paden City Police Department
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