HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined local officials on Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 to officially sign the project partnership agreement for the design phase of the Hinkle Mountain Little Laurel Water Project.
This project was made possible by the Southern West Virginia Environmental Restoration Infrastructure and Resources Protection Development Pilot Program, authorized by Section 340 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992.
This program provides federal assistance through the Corps of Engineers for design and construction assistance for environmental infrastructure and resource protection and design and construction assistance to non-Federal interests carrying out water related environmental infrastructure and resource protection and development projects in southern West Virginia.
Safe, clean drinking water is vital to the health and well-being of any community. The document outlines the initial investment of federal funding which provides for a $200,000 boost to progression of the desperately needed project. The Nicholas County Commission had already committed $100,000 of development monies to the total $6,500,000 project which will alleviate the need for many of the 118 residents in the project area to haul water in tanks from outside sources as well as provide fire service.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is pleased to partner with the City of Richwood, Nicholas County Commission, Region 4 Planning and Development Council, and Stafford Consultants, Inc., in this project that will have lasting positive impacts in this community,” said Sharanna Romans, project manager.
Release no. PA 15-44