Surry County gets $3.2 million for water infrastructure

SURRY, Va. (WAVY) – Surry County recently received more than $3 million to upgrade its school system’s water infrastructure.

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“Every Virginian deserves access to safe drinking water, and this project will help ensure that Surry County has the resources to upgrade and modernize its existing facilities,” said Congressman A. Donald McEachin. (VA-04). “This investment in Surry County’s water infrastructure will not only support current use, but it will increase the capacity of the system to meet future needs. Infrastructure investments are an integral part of community revitalization efforts, so I’m delighted we were able to secure this funding for Surry County.

Rep. McEachin delivered the funds to county officials on Aug. 2. He said they were intended to help improve the county school’s well systems to increase capacity and extend the life of the system.

“This funding is an important resource for the revitalization and growth of our community. Having essential infrastructure such as adequate water capacity is a necessity for economic progress, not a need,” said County Administrator Melissa Rollins. “When rural communities receive this funding, it speaks volumes about our representatives and county leaders. We are grateful for the advocacy efforts of Congressman McEachin to bring these resources to rural Surry County and for the tremendous work of county leaders, Mr. Harrison, Deputy County Administrator and Mr. Jabri for working with leaders of Congress to create this huge growth opportunity for Surry County. .

The funds are the result of a Community Project Funding (CPF) application to the House Appropriations Committee.

“I commend County Administrator Rollins, Deputy County Administrator Harrison and all other local leaders for their hard work throughout this process,” McEachin added. “I thank them for their efforts and I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.”

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