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Corps of Engineers Receives Funding for Three WV Water Projects

Published March 4, 2015

Huntington, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, has received funding for three water and wastewater projects in the towns of Alderson, Richwood and Union, West Virginia.

The projects include:

            City of Richwood Plant Upgrade and Water Line Extension Project - The project will upgrade the water plant to meet health department requirements for 1,064 customers and extend public water service to approximately 118 new customers in the Hinkle Mountain/Little Laurel communities. The design will be completed in winter 2016. The total estimated cost is $267,000.

            Town of Alderson Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades and Lift Station Replacements - The project includes upgrades to the Town of Alderson’s wastewater treatment plant and replacement of three lift stations in order to meet EPA / WVDEP discharge limitations for the Greenbrier River. Design is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015. The total estimated cost is $733,000.

            Town of Union Water Extension Project - The project will include the construction of a 276,000 gallon standpipe water tank and a 100,000 gallon standpipe water tank both to be located near the UTC Aerospace Systems plant. There will be 11,800 feet of water main along U. S. Rt. 219 from the Town of Union to the UTC plant, three new fire hydrants and a booster station. An additional benefit of this project is that it will be possible for Union to serve the community of Pickaway, which has approximately 100 homes and five.  The design will be completed in the spring of 2016. The total estimated cost is $247,000.

            The Southern West Virginia Environmental Restoration Infrastructure and Resources Protection Development Pilot Program was authorized by Section 340 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-580). The program provides design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests for carrying out water related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in southern West Virginia.

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