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Local Communities to Receive Small City Block Grants

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has awarded more than $12 million in small cities block grants.

The money will pay for new or improved service to more than 5,000 residents in communities across the state.

The city of Parsons will receive $1 million to extend water service to the Moore and Porterwood areas.

"The areas in Moore and Porterwood are all on a well system which is operated from electric so during Sandy they didn't have any source of water so they were having to come to the city to some of the areas we had, and provide them with water and to carry water to their homes," said Jason Myers, Parsons City Administrator.

Four other local counties also received funding.

The Town of Flemington received $1.3 million. This $4.7 million project will assist in making improvements to the Town of Flemington's sewer system. Approximately 181 households will benefit.

Glimer County Commission received $1.3 million. This $3.2 million project will extend water service to approximately 104 households in the Cox's Mill area of Gilmer County.

Randolph County Commission received $900,000. This $5 million project will assist the Randolph County Commission in extending sewer service to approximately 235 households in the Norton Coalton area.

Upshur County Commission received $700,000. This $5.5 million project will allow the Upshur County Commission to extend water service to approximately 123 households in the Indian Camp and Kanawha Head areas.