North Carolina to spend $463 million on local water infrastructure improvement projects

(UI) — On Thursday, North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, announced that his administration will give nearly $463 million in funding for over 200 water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects 80 different communities, according to The Construction Broadsheet. 

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According to the governor’s office, the state is able to increase its water infrastructure investments thanks to sources such as the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This additional money more than doubles North Carolina’s annual water infrastructure investments, which typically sits at $200 million per year.

Water infrastructure investment breakdown

Over $28 million will go to Chatham County’s Pittsboro for two water treatment projects as well as improving the town’s wastewater transmission system. Davidson County’s Lexington will receive over $27 million for wastewater treatment plant improvements.

Nearly $15 million will go to Brunswick Country to expand sewer services, while another $15 million will allow Cumber County’s Gray Creek Water and Sewer District to extend waterlines to over 1,000 residents.

Richmond County’s Hamlet will receive over $10 million to upgrade water systems and replace about 200 lead service connections. Roughly $10 million will also go to the town of Bath to convey wastewater to the City of Washington’s wastewater treatment plant.

Both Morehead City and the Town of Black Mountain will receive $5 million. The former will use the money to build “nature-based” stormwater control measures; the latter will use money to fund the Black Mountain North Bank Swannanoa River Flood Bend Project.

"Investing in water infrastructure provides communities with reliable, affordable access to clean water and the opportunity for future economic growth," said North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser.

This story was original reported on by The Construction Broadsheet. 

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