West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Elk Valley Public Service District Gets Assistance from DEP


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund recently loaned more than $18 million to the Elk Valley Public Service District in Kanawha County to upgrade its aging wastewater treatment plant and pumping station.

The Elk Valley PSD recently closed on an $18,061,117 loan, which carries a 0 percent interest rate and will be repaid over the next 30 years. The total project cost $19.7 million and the Kanawha County Commission, West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council, and the Elk Valley PSD are providing the balance of funds needed.

The improvements will allow the district to continue to meet its NPDES permit limits in the future, as well as provide for adequate capacity for future growth. The project will protect the water quality of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers and curtail excessive infiltration and inflow following storm events that are now entering the sewer system.

“Governor Manchin is committed to providing basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewer services to the people across this state,” said Randy Huffman, DEP Cabinet Secretary. “The staff in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund share the Governor’s commitment and work very closely with the community to make projects like this one a reality.”

The upgrades are expected to be completed by November 2010. The contractors are Hayslett Construction of Hurricane and Eastern States Pump and Equipment, Inc., of Kenova.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund is a funding program that addresses water quality problems through wastewater facility construction, upgrades, or expansions. 

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