Posted: Oct 25, 2016

Governor Tomblin recommends Flatwoods-Canoe Run PSD project for ARC funding

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday announced recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants, including the Flatwoods-Canoe Run Public Service District, Exchange Road Water Extension Phase I Project in Braxton County totaling $1,853,500.

Region VII Planning & Development Council was instrumental in securing funding for this project. The project will extend public water service to an unserved area west of I-79 at Exit 67 in the Flatwoods area of Braxton County. Current customers rely upon private wells that are that are unreliable in quantity and poor in quality. The project will also provide water and fire protection service to 254 developable acres of land, increasing future economic development in the Flatwoods area. Project will serve 60 new customers, including 59 residential customers and one commercial customer and facilitate future economic development.

The Governor’s recommendations totaled more than $5.1 million in grant funding. For a complete list of recommendations, please visit