PETERSBURG, W.Va. — The city of Petersburg will use funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to improve its wastewater treatment plant, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Tuesday.

The project will allow the city to better serve its more than 1,200 sewer customers, according to a news release from Capito's office. 

“Federal resources like this funding for West Virginia communities support critical infrastructure and help our local economies grow and prosper,” Capito said in the release. “This funding will help the city of Petersburg provide basic services to its customers and better the health and well-being of the community."

Some of the more than $738,000 awarded to the state will go to energy efficiency projects at two small businesses — one in Harpers Ferry and one in Leon.

“Our rural infrastructure is crucial to ensuring economic success and business development in our West Virginia communities," Manchin said in the release. "The impacts of these investments in the wastewater treatment plant in Petersburg, energy efficiency for the Family Adventure Resort in Harpers Ferry and solar panels for Thankful Valley Farms and Hatchery, LLC in Leon will be felt across our state."

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, ctn@times-news.com

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