Government grants millions for sewer upgrades

The North Carolina Government has awarded US$166 million in loans and grants to assist 88 water and wastewater projects.

The critical projects are scattered across North Carolina and are directed toward infrastructure resiliency and protection of drinking water and the environment.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the whole state and its residents deserve clean water.

“Some water and sewer systems are over a hundred years old, and these funds will help communities meet their infrastructure challenges,” said Mr Cooper.

Economic development required reliable and resilient water and wastewater systems, which also work to protect public health and the environment.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael S. Regan said access to clean and reliable water infrastructure is critical to the future resiliency of North Carolina communities.

“This funding is essential to help utilities across our state meet some of the challenges they currently face,” said Secretary Regan.

Click here to view the full list of projects and grants.

The funds were officially approved 12 February 2020 by the State Water Infrastructure Authority. 

For more information visit NC Governor Roy Cooper website.

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