3/21/2014 4:45 PM
by Stuart Hammer
WINONA – A Fayette County community inches closer to a goal that has been more than a decade in the making.
The Fayette County Commission recognizes the town of Winona Friday with Congressman Nick Rahall on hand. He was an integral part in getting the sewer project off the ground in Washington in 2001.
The $3 million project will give more than 80 people a permanent sewer system in Winona, but Rahall says it effects more than just those folks.
“It's going to mean lower sewage bills, it's going to mean cleaner water, it's going to mean a higher quality of life, it's going to help attract more people and more jobs into our area.”
Rahall says it's easy to take sewage for granted, but patience and determination was key in getting this done.
“It's about the future of Fayette county and Southern West Virginia,” says Rahall.