Huntington District --
HUNTINGTON, W.Va – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, and the Kanawha County Commission will hold a joint press conference to discuss plans for the construction phase of the Lens Creek Sewer Line Extension Project on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Courtroom located in the Kanawha County Courthouse at 409 Virginia Street East in Charleston, W.Va.
The Kanawha Public Service District (PSD) has received an additional $1,075,000 in Section 571 Central West Virginia Environmental Infrastructure Program funds for the construction phase of the Lens Creek Sewer Line Extension Project.
Congressman Alex Mooney will be the guest speaker. Kent Carpenter, President of the Kanawha County Commission, will provide opening remarks. John Rubin, Chairman of the Kanawha County PSD, and Col. Jason Evers, District Engineer of the Huntington District, will enter into a partnering agreement and provide information on the Section 571 Central West Virginia Environmental Infrastructure Program funds.
The Kanawha PSD entered into a partnership with the Corps of Engineers for project Design and Construction in 2017 with $1 million of Section 571 Central West Virginia Environmental Infrastructure Program funds. Due to capacity issues at the Marmet, Wastewater Treatment Plant, a project change was initiated to send flows from Lens Creek Sewer Line Extension to the Chelyan Wastewater Treatment Plant. The additional $1,075,000 awarded from Fiscal Year 2019 program funds will help fund the additional construction costs for the change.
Lens Creek (Route 94 from Marmet, W.Va., to Boone County) is an area with outdated and failing septic systems that discharge into Lens Creek and the Kanawha River. For more than 40 years the residents of the area have worked to obtain sanitary sewer service.
In 2009, the Kanawha Public Service District (formerly Chelyan PSD) initiated the extension of its boundaries to include the Lens Creek area. After many meetings with funding agencies, the District decided to separate the Lens Creek project into two phases - the first phase is the main trunk line serving approximately 220 residences, businesses and churches, and the second phase serving the remaining 230 customers.
For more information, contact the Public Affairs office at 304-399-5353.