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Release No. STELPRD4004199
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CITY OF ELKINS, WV TO CONSTRUCT NEW WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Oct 19, 2009 -- 

Outline of Need: The City of Elkins (population 7,032) owns and operates a public water treatment and distribution system that serves the area within its corporate limits and surrounding areas with water sales. The current water system was constructed in 1921 and the plant is near the point of failure due to age and deterioration. Leaking water lines are causing an estimated 45% water loss. A new water plant and line upgrades are needed in order to avoid a potential emergency situation.

How Rural Development Helped: The City has recognized the need for a major project in order to avoid serious complications in the future. In June of 2007, the City applied to Rural Development for funding to construct a new water treatment facility and also to upgrade a large portion of its distribution system. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Rural Development has obligated a loan and grant package of $29,075,000 to accomplish the project.

The Results: Once constructed, this project will provide a new six million gallon-per-day membrane filtration facility capable of serving the City’s customers with a safe and reliable source of water. The distribution system will also be upgraded to alleviate the issues with water loss. This system will enhance the lives of thousands of rural residents for many years to come.

Last Modified:11/29/2012 
 
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