Mount Rogers Planning District Helping With Safe Drinking Water And Other Issues

Area home owners in southwest Virginia lacking safe drinking water, or with no septic system or a failing system are eligible for financial help. Mount Rogers Planning Commission is applying for grant funds for 2020 through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The state and federally funded program offers assistance for low to moderate income families having trouble with a safe drinking source. The Mount Rogers Planning District Commission serves the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington and Wythe and the independent cities of Bristol and Galax. This year the agency will help 13 families with over 800 thousand dollars in grants.