CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) -Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced that the WVDEP has committed more than $50 million in loan funding to projects that will improve wastewater treatment facilities to better serve residents, increase efficiency, and reduce pollution.
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which is administered by WVDEP. Provides low-interest loans to municipalities and public service districts. The loans help communities keep water and sewer rates affordable while addressing local water quality problems.
The projects that have received a binding commitment of funds locally are:
- $2,700,000 will go to Mt. Hope to construct a two million gallon stormwater flow equalization tank along with associated pumping and piping to eliminate bypasses.
- $7,420,299 to Oceana to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant and pump stations.
- $8,597,000 to the Union Public Service District to construct a sewer collection system to approximately 183 residents as well as providing upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant.