Sep 23, 2020

Corps of Engineers Fund Mingo Wastewater Project

Corps of Engineers is providing funding to support Mingo wastewater project to mitigate storm water issues

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Approximately $1 million in funding has been awarded from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in support of the Chattaroy Sewer Project in Mingo County, West Virginia.

According to a news release from the offices of the U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Congresswoman Carol Miller, the funding will address issues of storm water and sewer runoff affecting households. These issues are mainly due to antiquated infrastructure.

The project was prioritized by Senator Capito and Congresswoman Miller. It is also under the Section 340 environmental infrastructure program, according to the news release. 

“This funding is great news for Chattaroy residents,” said Capito. “The support provided through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 340 program will help improve some of the troubles the Mingo County Public Service District has been having with this wastewater system, which is outdated and in need of significant repair. As chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the Corps, I was proud to work with Congresswoman Miller to identify this project as a priority and ultimately secure this funding.”

“Upgrading infrastructure to provide our communities with modern, safe services is a critical step to creating a vibrant and revitalized Southern West Virginia,” said Miller about the project. “This improved wastewater system will help to create a healthier and stronger Mingo County.”

Diann Hannah, Mingo County Commission president, said they appreciate the work put into the funding, reported the news release. 

“This has been a long time coming, and we appreciate all who were instrumental in getting this project pushed through and funded,” said Hannah.

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