WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Town of Saltville will receive $22,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help determine how to make the town’s water and sewer systems sustainable and financially efficient.
“We are pleased to announce these funds to help Saltville improve their waste and water treatment systems,” said the Senators.“These investments will ensure that the town’s utility system continues to be upgraded and kept efficient, which will save money and help protect the environment over the long-term.”
The town of Saltville’s sewer collection system experiences a large amount of inflow and infiltration, and the town is currently under a Consent Order issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. To assist in addressing the Consent Order, the town is currently in a construction phase to revamp the sewer system by replacing sewer lines and manholes, repairing main lines, and improving pump stations. The entire project will cost $30,000, with the town contributing $7,500 and the remaining amount provided by USDA. The Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Reports funded through this grant will assist in determining how to repair and sustain the town’s utility system moving forward.