Governor Jim Justice announced a $1.39 million dollar grant to extend existing water lines in Wyoming County.
The funds are from a federal Community Development Block Grant. The money will be used to extend existing water lines to make water service available in the Upper Huff Creek, Brush Fork, and Road Fork areas. A new 54,000 gallon water storage tank and a booster station will also be built.
This project will make water service available to almost 200 people in northern Wyoming County and will be constructed in a way that will allow for additional water line extensions in the future.
Governor Justice said providing access to clean water is critical in West Virginia.
“Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how important it is to have clean, reliable water,” Gov. Justice said. “It’s the very lifeblood of all of us, and when you don’t have easy access to water, that can be pretty doggone tough. That’s why we’re so incredibly excited to be able to extend these water lines in Wyoming County and provide for more people than ever before.”