WATER SYSTEM FUNDING New $1 Million In Funding Moves Lincoln County Closer To New Water System
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 20, 2012 11:55 AM EDT
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, Lincoln County
, West Virginia
Hundreds of residents and five businesses in a section of Lincoln County took a step closer to having a reliable, high quality water system thanks to $1 million in new federal funds.
U.S. Rep. Nick Joe Rahall, D-W.Va., announced in a news release that the funding was being provided for the Alkol Waterline Extension project. It will provide access to a water system for 345 residential customers and five businesses in the Lincoln County communities of Alkol, Burger, Spurlockville and Mud River Valley, including state Route 3 and County Routes 62 and 46.
The water extension project will entail 137,000 linear feet of waterline; two, 100,000 gallon water storage tanks; 250-gallon per minute booster pump station; and fire hydrants.
Residents in the project service area are dependent on wells or cisterns for their water supply. Some residents haul in their drinking water because of poor water quality due to high amounts of iron in the well water. There is also concern of cross contamination from failing septic systems introducing harmful bacteria creating a public health concern.
Total funding for this project, which is coming from a variety of sources, is $6.9 million.
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