Senator Manchin secures federal funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrade in Romney, W.Va.

(UI) — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has announced a significant federal investment of $400,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support essential upgrades to the wastewater systems in the Town of Romney. This funding, secured by Senator Manchin through the Fiscal Year 2023 funding bill, underscores the commitment to improving infrastructure in West Virginia communities.

"I'm pleased to see the EPA's investment of $400,000 to support vital upgrades to Romney's wastewater infrastructure," said Senator Manchin. "This project will address critical needs, such as reducing infiltration and inflow from stormwater, ensuring efficient and sanitary sewer systems for every household and business in the town."

The project aims to replace aging and deteriorating sanitary sewer lines and manholes, while also enhancing the operation of an existing lift station. Additionally, improvements will be made to the wastewater treatment plant, including the installation of valving for stormwater retention during wet weather events. The project will also involve the installation of new storm sewer piping and drop inlets to replace a failed section of storm pipe.

The funding, part of the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests, reflects Senator Manchin's ongoing efforts to secure targeted funding for projects that benefit West Virginia communities. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin works to ensure that taxpayer dollars are allocated to priorities that support economic growth and address the needs of constituents across the Mountain State while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

This investment highlights the importance of infrastructure upgrades in enhancing the quality of life and promoting sustainable development in West Virginia communities like Romney.

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