The Town of Newburg, West Virginia was awarded a total of $2,875,000 for the Fellowsville, York Run, and State Route 26 Water Extension Project. USDA Rural Development provided a $400,000 loan, $941,000 grant, and a $185,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant to the project. The Town serves approximately 250 households and small businesses with public water service, and this project will add roughly 150 new customers in Fellowsville, York Run, and State Route 26 of Preston County, West Virginia. The loans and grants were officially closed on July 19, 2010. Construction started on the project at the beginning of August 2010.
On October 19, a Construction Progress Meeting was held at the Newburg Town Hall. The engineer of the project, Morgan Coast, confirmed that 70% of the pipeline is already laid in the ground. The remaining part on the project is Route 26 which will take about three weeks to install the remaining pipeline. The next Construction Progress Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
For information about West Virginia Rural Development programs click here.