June 28, 2018
Fayetteville, W.Va. (June 28, 2018) – Residents of the Fayette County community of Winona have public wastewater service for the first time thanks to a unique public-private partnership between West Virginia American Water and New Haven Public Service District, as well as significant state funding. The new wastewater system recently achieved substantial completion, and more than two-thirds of the community’s 60 homes are connected, with the remaining homes to connect over the next few weeks.
Prior to this project, most Winona residents either utilized failing or inadequate septic systems or piped their waste directly into nearby Keeney Creek. The waterway is a tributary of the New River, which serves as the region’s drinking water source and provides for significant tourism and outdoor recreation. In fact, the U.S. EPA identified Keeney Creek as the highest frequency...