Anmoore, Millcreek receive large water system grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced funding for four sewer and four water system improvement projects at its meeting on Sept. 7. Details for each project are listed below.

Town of Anmoore – The council approved $25,000 in pre-application funding assistance to the Town of Anmoore in Harrison County for an infiltration and inflow study to determine the scope of work for improvements to its sewer system. These funds, along with a match from the Town’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will progress an application filing for funding of the improvements needed to its sewer system.

Town of Millcreek – The council approved a $950,000 grant to the Town of Millcreek in Randolph County to replace a water storage tank and improve its water treatment plant. This money, along with Randolph County Commission and Town ARPA funds, provide $1.9 million for the project.

Town of Buffalo – The council approved $577,742 grant to the Town of Buffalo in Putnam County to provide sewer service to seven residents along Kystal Lane.

Town of Ceredo – The council approved a $146,500 grant to the Town of Ceredo in Wayne County to provide sewer service to a five-unit commercial facility. This money, along with a match from the Town’s ARPA funds, will provide the $293,000 needed for this extension.

Hardy County Public Service District – The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Hardy County PSD for an additional water storage tank in the Old Fields area. This money, along with Hardy County Commission ARPA funds, provide $1 million for the project.

Hughes River Water Authority – The council approved a $500,000 grant to the Hughes River Water Board in Ritchie County for improvements to a water storage tank and its water treatment plant. This money, along with money from the Ritchie County Commission ARPA funds and the Water Development Authority Economic Enhancement Grant Fund (WDA EEGF), provide $1.8 million for the project.

City of Milton – The council approved a $1,311,000 grant to the City of Milton in Cabell County to replace its Newman’s Branch water main.

City of Richwood – The council approved a $1 million grant to the City of Richwood in Nicholas County for improvements to its sewer system. This money, along with money from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), provide $7.45 million for the project.

Other Business – The council also approved technical reviews and requests to pursue funding for an additional 14 sewer and water projects, which help cities, municipalities and public service districts save taxpayer money and keep their water and sewer projects moving. The 14 projects found to be technically feasible and approved to pursue funding are listed below.

  • Greater Harrison PSD Quiet Dell sewer extension to 415 customers estimated to cost $25 million
  • Jumping Branch-Nimitz PSD Broomstraw and Mark Meador Road water extension to 53 customers estimated to cost $7.5 million
  • Jumping Branch-Nimitz PSD Madams Creek Road water extension to 89 customers estimated to cost $5.1 million
  • Meadow Creek PSD Sandstone water system to serve 128 customers estimated to cost $12.9 million
  • Town of Pineville water system improvements estimated to cost $8.4 million
  • Short Line PSD water system improvements estimated to cost $5.1 million
  • Sun Valley PSD sewer extension (Marion and Fletcher Heights) to 295 customers estimated to cost $9.1 million
  • Town of Triadelphia water system improvements estimated to cost $4.4 million
  • Berkeley County PSD water system improvements estimated to cost $13.3 million
  • Town of Davy water system improvements estimated to cost $3.1 million
  • Greenbrier County PSD #2 sewer system and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) improvements estimated to cost $30.8 million
  • Ravencliff McGraws Saulsville PSD McGraws water treatment plant (WTP) improvements estimated to cost $1.2 million
  • Ravencliff McGraws Saulsville PSD Route 94 water extension to serve 53 customers estimated to cost $3.6 million
  • Town of Union WTP relocation estimated to cost $8 million

About the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council – The WV IJDC was created by the WV Legislature in 1994 to serve as a funding clearinghouse for water and wastewater projects around the state. Gov. Jim Justice serves as council chairman, with Deputy Chief of Staff Ann Urling serving as his designee.

The council will meet again on Oct. 5. For more information, visit wvinfrastructure.com.

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