CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to replace and extend the Prichard waterline to the Heartland Intermodal Gateway facility (HIG) and the Prichard Industrial Park.
“West Virginians deserve access to dependable drinking water, even in rural communities such as those in Wayne County. As chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, improvements to our roads, waterlines, and other infrastructure have been a major priority of mine. We must continue to dedicate funds towards projects that move our state forward and improve the lives of people all across our state,” said Senator Capito.
“West Virginia is home to many growing businesses which need a strong infrastructure and qualified workforce. This project to expand the Prichard waterline will provide better infrastructure to the businesses in the HIG facility and Prichard Industrial Park. I look forward to seeing the results of this completed project and the economic benefits it will bring to the region,” said Senator Manchin.