Almost $4 Million headed to upgrade Berkeley County water systems

21 March 2024- Gov. Jim Justice announced today $1,093,000.00 million in non-federal match funds to Congressionally Directed Spending, enhancing the state’s critical infrastructure and addressing community needs.

“These investments demonstrate our dedication to crucial improvements in the state’s infrastructure, and I am proud that we are able to provide this support,” said Gov. Justice. “These matches are not only a boost to the state’s economic growth but also enhance the quality of life for our citizens. It’s a clear signal of our unwavering commitment to the well-being and prosperity of our residents.”

Those receiving funding include:

Shady Spring Public Service District — Raleigh County
The Shady Spring PSD has secured $2 million from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), with a $500,000 non-federal match from the Governor’s Office. The project, Glen Morgan Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, aims to replace and expand the plant’s equipment, enhancing its capacity to 1.6 million gallons per day and preventing future equipment failures.

Town of Alderson — Greenbrier and Monroe Counties
The Town of Alderson has received $372,000 from the US EPA, with a $93,000 non-federal match from the Governor’s Office. The funding is for The Town of Alderson Water System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project, which will cover pre-award expenses and the design phase of a water project. This project aims to upgrade the current water system and extend service to Riverside Rest, enhancing water service reliability and fire protection in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers counties.

Berkeley County Public Service Water District — Berkeley County
The Berkeley County PSD has secured $3 million from the US EPA, with a $500,000 non-federal match from the Governor’s Office. An additional $250,000 towards the project is provided by the Berkeley County PSD. The project, Bunker Hill Water Mainline Upgrades, focuses on upgrading the Bunker Hill water mainline to increase the capacity of water treated and distributed, benefiting current and future residents of Berkeley County.