HARTFORD — Here in Mason County, there are many smaller projects that can be just as important, if not more so, than some bigger projects.
On Tuesday morning, Hartford Mayor Sam Anderson and council members from Hartford and New Haven, along Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and several other special guests, gathered at the Hartford City building for a Wastewater Collection System Improvements Project Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony. Through this agreement, several aspects of the wastewater collection system in Hartford and New Haven will be improved.
Also present was Colonel Robert Peterson, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Peterson reported on what exactly this grant will cover and accomplish. He stated that through federal assistance, design, and construction, these improvements will rehabilitate and improve five pump houses and 120 manholes in Mason County. The updates will help provide cleaner water, and will reduce various work costs for some local employees.
Peterson also stated this project of updating the pump houses and manholes will cost $228,000 overall. But per this newly signed agreement, federal assistance will cover 75 percent of the costs, which is $171,000, and should take less than a year to complete.
Congresswoman Capito commented on the good work that Peterson and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers do. She added that if it’s getting done by the corps, you know it will be done right.
“These are your tax dollars coming back to you,” Capito said.
Mayor Anderson was very grateful for all who have worked on this project, especially for Congresswoman Capito traveling to Hartford to be a part of this.
“She helps little towns, too,” Anderson said.