2 Bills Aim To Address Water, Sewer Infrastructure Issues

On this West Virginia Morning, Senate Bill 500 was recently introduced to create the Sewer and Water Infrastructure Replacement Act. Another bill, SB 153 focuses on helping communities that struggle with decaying water systems. Both could help mitigate some of the dire situations common in southern West Virginia. Molly Born brings us a report exploring some of the water infrastructure issues in Mingo County.

Her story is part of a reporting project called Stirring the Waters and is part of a journalism initiative called Report for America, a program under The Ground Truth Project.

We continue our look at water infrastructure needs with an interview from The Legislature Today. Charleston Gazatte-Mail reporter Caity Coyne spent 6 months documenting the water system issues in southern West Virginia. She joined host Suzanne Higgins to share her experience.

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