WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $30,000 from the Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to help protect underground water sources from waste and pollutants in southern West Virginia.
“Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked to ensure that every West Virginian has access to safe drinking water,” Senator Capito said.“Whether through investments in infrastructure or funding for monitoring programs like in this announcement, I will continue to fight for resources that provide this basic service to West Virginians.”
“Clean water and fresh air for West Virginians has always been a top priority of mine. By protecting our underground water sources, we are able to take steps forward in ensuring that all West Virginians have access to clean drinking water. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding that ensures the safety of West Virginians and protects our resources,” Senator Manchin said.