Oak Hill awarded $1.5 million to revamp sewer system

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – On Thursday, Governor Jim Justice announced $27.1 million in Abandoned Mine Land Grant funding would go to various projects across the state. 

The City of Oak Hill received $1.5 million of it to go toward their  sewer system. 

City Manager Bill Hannabass says the plan is to revamp the system as the city has had issues with sewage floating through Arbuckle Creek, the community of Minden and into the New River. 

“We will be replacing and revamping sewer lines in Oak Hill to prevent sewage from entering Arbuckle Creek which then enters New River. We’re very excited about it and we’re looking forward to a project that will work on this problem,” he said. 

The engineering phase will start next month as the actual construction is expected to begin next summer. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.