Congressman McKinley Continues to Fight for Rural America
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on July 07, 2014 @ 8:37PM
Created on July 07, 2014 @ 6:54PM
Last week Congressman David McKinley visited multiple communities in our area to talk about the issues small towns face and the importance of rural America. Monday, the congressman had another busy day, but this time he stayed in Harrison County.
5 News met up with him in Stonewood and it was just like last week this was more of a sit down discussion. Community officials got to talk about the issues happening right here and Congressman McKinley stressed how important it is for these concerns to be heard in Washington.
The Stonewood Mayor said even though they would like help financially on all of these three major issues, they still try to do as much as they can on their own. Right now, if you drive through Stonewood you'll see some roads blocked off and work being done to help their water system.
"The cast iron lines were creating water loss problems because they were breaking. Every time you put a drop of water on the ground it costs you money. We needed to get that under control and the best way to do it was to replace the cast iron lines with the PVC," said Jeff Lawrence, Stonewood Mayor.
All three issues discussed are major concerns all over, but Congressman McKinley also talked about the importance of creating more jobs and expanding in the area.
McKinley plans to continue working with small town communities all over to help rural America.
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