WASHINGTON, (WFXR) – Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $700,000 in federal funding to the Hurley Waterline Extension Project on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The funding, courtesy of the Appalachian Regional Commission, will be given to the Buchannan County Board of Supervisors for the extension project, improving water access to 97 houses in the area.

This funding marks the completion of a twelve-phase project to provide clean water to approximately 1,450 households in Hurley. Along with the addition of the ARC funds, other federal, state and local services will provide funding to the project as well, bringing the total project funding to over $6 million.

“For too long members of the Hurley community have relied on private wells, hauling their own water, or purchasing bottled water to meet their household needs,” said the senators. “The completion of this project will finally bring reliable, safe water to Hurley families.”

Last week, the senators also took another step forward in supporting clean water access across the state. They announced over $4 million in federal funding to support local initiatives to protect water quality and public health for Virginia.