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Manchin applauds Army Corps investments for West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the inclusion of several West Virginia priorities in the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) FY21 Work Plan.

“West Virginians know that when our water is clean and accessible our economy grows, our people are healthy, and our state thrives. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have advocated for years to secure funding for Army Corps projects in West Virginia and I’m pleased to see many of our priorities receive funding this year,” said Senator Manchin. “The Army Corps FY21 Work Plan includes multiple West Virginia priorities including funding for environmental infrastructure programs to upgrade our water and wastewater systems and to support waterway infrastructure to keep West Virginia open to water related commerce. I will continue to work closely with the Army Corps to ensure our projects receive the funding they need to upgrade our water infrastructure across the state.”

West Virginia Priorities in the USACE FY21 Work Plan:

Environmental Infrastructure Programs: $7.65 million
Northern WV Environmental Infrastructure: $4.65 million
$3.125 million to Complete the Water System Project in the City of Follansbee
$1.525 million to upgrade the sewer treatment plant in Paden City
Central WV Environmental Infrastructure: $1 million
Southern WV Environmental Infrastructure: $2 million
Upper Ohio River Navigation Project: $22 million for the Montgomery Lock located on the Ohio River to complete remaining Preconstruction, Engineering and Design and begin construction.

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