ATLANTA, Ga. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced Tuesday the award of more than $1.4 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Mingo and Wayne counties.
The Mingo County Public Service District will receive a grant of $528,440 for an extension project that would provide water and fire protection service to areas within the Magnolia and Stafford Magisterial Districts of Mingo County. Rural Development funding will be used to partially finance the extension of public water service to approximately 247 households and small businesses. Once completed, the project will improve the lives of approximately 670 rural residents.
The Crum Public Service District in Wayne County will receive a $900,000 grant to partially finance the extension of public water service to approximately 132 households, small businesses, and an elementary school. The completed project will improve the lives of approximately 400 rural residents through the placement of a safe and reliable source of water.
“Every West Virginia community deserves access to clear, clean, drinkable water. As a longtime member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and now its top Democrat, I have strived mightily to bring federal resources to our communities to build and maintain and repair our water and sanitation systems. I believe our nation must continue making investments until we reach a time when every faucet flows as expected with safe drinking water,” Rahall said.