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--Funding Shovel Ready Project will Create Jobs --
Mechanicsville, VA – Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) was pleased at the recent news that the New Kent County Reclaimed Water Project will be funded through the use of Federal stimulus funds in the amount of $6.7 million.
The State Water Control Board and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) carefully considered numerous funding requests for construction projects across the Commonwealth to receive federal stimulus dollars through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund.
Statewide, there were $1.3 billion in requests for a total $76.9 million in available funding. The New Kent project met the federal program goal of being “shovel ready” upon funding decisions being made; this project may be started as early as September 1, 2009.
Peace stated, “The New Kent County Reclaimed Water Project can be an example to other localities who are examining alternatives to ground water for non-potable uses and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. I was delighted to be asked to write a letter of support for this project to aid the County in securing the funding from DEQ needed to complete this project.”
The use of reclaimed water by New Kent accomplishes the important statewide objectives of groundwater conservation, the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, and assists businesses by giving them a resource to irrigate their properties without using precious groundwater.