December 7, 2018
$1.2 billion invested in rural water infrastructure in 46 states
The USDA has announced its plans to invest $1.2 billion to help improve and renovate water infrastructure in rural areas of 46 states, a move that is expected to benefit 936,000 people across the nation. USDA is providing financing for 234 water and environmental infrastructure projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The funding will be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. See below two projects in West Virginia that will be funded by the grants.
Milton Municipal Utilities Commission
Loans $5,800,000 - Grants $2,100,000
Sanitary sewer collection system improvements to reduce infiltration and inflow, reroute force mains, add another lift station to pump to Salt Rock PSD, eliminate the need for the SSO and create capacity for future growth within and around Milton, and construct an extension of the existing collection system roughly one mile east along Route 60.
Midland Public Service District
Loans $600,000 - Grants $520,000
Makes public water service available to about 132 households in areas that have poor, undependable water wells.
EOI: Consulting Engineer, White Oak Waterline Extension Project, Cool Ridge-Flat Top Public Service District
Expressions of interest will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 1/15/2019 from consulting engineering firms to provide advice and services for the White Oak Waterline Extension Project for the Cool Ridge-Flat Top Public Service District, Cool Ridge, West Virginia. Project activities include project design and construction administration services for the provision of public water service to approximately 30 households along the Raleigh and Summers County border from the intersection of Mount View Road and White Oak Mountain Road heading north on White Oak Mountain Road to the intersection with Hinton Road (Route 3) and extending approximately one mile in each direction on Hinton Road. Expressions of interest should be submitted to Cool Ridge-Flat Top PSD Attention: White Oak Waterline Extension Design Services, PO Box 550, Cool Ridge, West Virginia 25843. For questions or any additional information, contact Jeff Raines, Region I Planning & Development Council, at (304) 431-7225.
Consulting Engineer, Town of Tazewell Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, Tazewell County, Virginia
Statements of qualifications will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 1/16/2019 from qualified engineering firms to provide final design and construction phase services, permitting, surveying, and other tasks for the Tazewell Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade, 987 Wardell Road, Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609. Statements of qualifications should be submitted to Mr. Todd Day, Town Manager, Town of Tazewell 211 Central Avenue, P.O. Box 608, Tazewell, Virginia 24651. For questions or any additional information, contact Mr. Todd Day, Town Manager, at (276) 988-2501.