CHARLESTON — Two water system projects, one in Randolph County and the other in Tucker, are among those receiving non-federal match funds, Gov. Jim Justice announced.
“These investments reflect our commitment to vital infrastructure enhancements across the state, and I’m proud that we can step up and provide this funding,” Justice said. “These strategic investments will not only bolster the state’s economic development but also improve the overall quality of life for our people.”
Three projects statewide will receive a total of $2.8 million in non-federal match funds to Congressionally Directed Spending, enhancing the state’s critical infrastructure and addressing community needs, officials said.
The Midland Public Service District in Randolph County has secured $2 million from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, with a $500,000 non-federal match from the Governor’s Office.
The Midland PSD is slated to use the funding for water system improvements, including extending water service to communities lacking a reliable drinking water source and enhancing existing facilities. The project is anticipated to reach around 100 customers, including campgrounds along Faulkner Road and in Bowden.
The Canaan Valley Public Service District in Tucker County has secured $8 million from the EPA, supported by a $2 million non-federal match from the Governor’s Office.
This funding will be utilized for water system improvements, including the construction of a new water treatment plant to meet potable water needs and support future demands. The construction of a new water treatment plant will benefit various communities, including Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Beaver Ridge Resort, Northpoint Homeowners Association, North Lake Homeowners Association, and Black Bear Woods Resort.
The third project is by the Town of Oceana in Wyoming County, which has received $1.4 million from the EPA, matched by a $361,000 non-federal match from the Governor’s Office for wastewater collection system improvements. The project will significantly enhance the functionality of the collection system, sewage treatment plant, and improve the water quality of the Clear Fork Creek.