CHARLESTON, W.VA — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (WV IJDC) announced funding for five sewer and water system improvements at its meeting on Jan. 12. Details for each project are listed below.
Town of Nutter Fort – The council approved a $950,000 grant to the Town of Nutter Fort to improve its sewer system. The grant, along with additional money from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, will provide $1.9 million for the project.
City of Thomas – The council approved a $92,000 grant to the City of Thomas to conduct a sewer system evaluation study and apply for fund to improve its collection system. An additional $96,000 in matching funds provide $188,000 for the study and application.
Boone County PSD – The council approved a bid overrun to the Boone County Public Service District for its hospital annex extension. A total of $743,700 has been granted for this project.
Town of Hillsboro – The council approved a $640,000 grant to the Town of Hillsboro to improve its sewer system. This grant will fully fund the project and is contingent upon the town submitting required documentation.
City of Richwood – The council approved a $1 million grant to the City of Richwood for improvements to its water impoundment structure. The grant replaces the council’s current funding commitment of $299,271. The grant, along with additional money from the Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund, will provide $2 million for the project.
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 Feb. 2, 2022. For more information, visit www.wvinfrastructure.com.