Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have announced that Greensville County is set to receive over $4 million in federal funding for the upgrade of its water distribution system. This funding is part of a larger allocation of $21,134,000 in federal grants secured by the senators to improve water infrastructure in Greensville County, Halifax County, and Galax. The funds will be distributed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal loan and grant program, aimed at supporting eligible localities in enhancing clean water systems and sewage disposal.
The $4,174,000 loan allocated to Greensville County will be utilized by the Greensville County Water and Sewer Authority to replace nearly two miles of water lines in Jarratt. This project is expected to directly enhance the service for approximately 1,348 residents in the area. The broader initiative aims to contribute to the health and safety of the community by ensuring updated water infrastructure and wastewater treatment systems.
Galax and Halifax County are also beneficiaries of this federal funding, with Galax receiving $8,833,000 and Halifax County receiving $8,127,000. These funds will be used to improve the water treatment plants in each locality. Galax’s facility is set to benefit from a new one-million-gallon storage tank, while Halifax County Service Authority plans to expand its plant’s capacity from 3 million to 5 million gallons per day. The senators emphasized the significance of such investments in water infrastructure for the well-being of the residents and the overall improvement of community services.