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Progress Report on the Town of Newburg, West Virginia’s USDA Recovery Act Water System Construction Project

This is the latest in a series of blogs from West Virginia Student Reporter Abbey Hart on behalf of Bobby Lewis, State Director

On November 16, 2010, a Construction Progress Meeting was held at the Newburg Town Hall. Although progress has been slower this past month, 76 percent of the project is finished. With the exception of 3200 feet of waterline, all of Route 26 is complete. Also, approximately 50 percent of the new waterline has been pressure tested.

The Town of Newburg was awarded $2,875,000 for the project. USDA Rural Development provided a $400,000 loan, $941,000 grant, and a $185,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to the project. The next construction Progress Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

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A Recovery Act project to improve water quality in the community of Newburg, West Virginia is more than ¾ finished.

A Recovery Act project to improve water quality in the community of Newburg, West Virginia is more than ¾ finished.

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