Federal funds target West Virginia wastewater plant repairs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A wastewater treatment plant in West Virginia is receiving more than $1.4 million to repair damage caused by severe flooding in 2017. Officials say the grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is going to the city of McMechen's sewer treatment plant in Marshall County.

The plant was damaged during severe storms and flooding in July 2017. The funding is part of a major disaster declaration made after the flooding. West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mike Todorovich says the funding helps make possible permanent repairs to the plant.

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