USDA Invests in Rural WV Water Infrastructure

Secretary Vilsack and Senator Manchin attend groundbreaking ceremony.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently joined Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to announce a $75 million investment that will provide clean drinking water and sanitary wastewater systems to thousands of rural people residing in Greenbrier County. Secretary Vilsack and Senator Manchin were in Lewisburg to spotlight two projects that will update aging, faulty water substructure.

The two attended a groundbreaking ceremony for an improved water treatment plant and announced new funding through various loans and grants to upgrade a wastewater system—replacing approximately six miles of water distribution lines.

The investments are being made through USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Secretary Vilsack stated, “With today’s announcement and historic investments like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, we will advance our work to ensure people in West Virginia and throughout the country can look forward to healthy, vibrant futures for their families and the communities they call home.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he oversees the implementation of rural infrastructure projects.
  • For Senator Manchin as he seeks to care for the needs of the constituents of his state.
  • For Americans who are having issues with water availability and water quality.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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