The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

State News

July 7, 2013

Pre-WWII water lines in McDowell to be replaced

MAYBEURY — An $8 million project to replace pre-World War II water lines in McDowell County could go out for bids in the fall.

The project will provide water service to about 250 customers in Maybeury, Switchback and Elkhorn.

McDowell County Public Service District general manager Mavis Brewster tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the communities’ existing water systems have been in use since the 1930s.

The project also includes construction of a new water treatment plant and a new water storage tank also will be constructed.

It’s the first phase of a planned four-phase project to extend water service from the Mercer-McDowell county line to Kimball. Funding for the other phases is still being sought.

1
Text Only
State News
Helium debate
Helium
AP Video
Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter