Sep 26 2023
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $700,000 in federal funding for the Hurley Waterline Extension Project. The funding, courtesy of the Appalachian Regional Commission, will be awarded to the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors for the Hurley Waterline Extension Project, improving water access to 97 households in the area.
“For too long members of the Hurley community have relied on private wells, hauling their own water, or purchasing bottled water to meet their household needs,” said the senators. “The completion of this project will finally bring reliable, safe water to Hurley families.”
This funding will mark the completion of a twelve-phase project initiated in 2008 to provide safe, clean water to approximately 1,450 households in the Hurley community. In addition to ARC funds, other federal sources will provide $3,877,220, state sources will provide $1,829,973, and local services will provide $163,165, bringing the total project funding to $6,570,358.
Sens. Warner and Kaine have long supported efforts to improve clean water access across the Commonwealth. Last week, the senators announced over $4 million in federal funding as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law to support local initiatives to protect water quality and public health for Virginia residents.