Paden City Mayor Bill Fox, along with councilmen for the city, broke ground last week to mark the beginning of a multi-million dollar sewer project.
The scope of the project involves the replacement of 7,135 feet of sewer line and the replacement of 150 manholes throughout Paden City.
Funding for the task comes courtesy of a $1,715,000 USDA Rural Development Loan procured more than three years ago. Engineering services were provided by QK4, a firm based out of St. Albans, W.Va. Contracting for the project will be handled by Mike Enyart and Sons, Inc. of South Point, Ohio.
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Bobby Lewis, the State Director for Rural Development in West Virginia, offers his congratulations to Paden City on this important project.
Ripley Area Office staff involved in this project were Virginia McDonald and Jennifer Bruce.