Dublin receives $15,000 wastewater grant

Staff report

DUBLIN — The town of Dublin was recently the recipient of a $15,000 State Reserve Asset Inventory and Assessment Grant by the Water Infrastructure Authority to be used for a wastewater asset management plan. This type of grant, which focuses on long-term planning, best practices, and best use of infrastructure funds, is available for inventory and documentation of existing water and / or sewer systems.

The grant was part of $5.1 million in grants awarded to municipalities across the state for similar asset management plans.

Gov. Pat McCrory’s environmental agency awarded a total of $127 million in loans and grants to help North Carolina towns pay for 70 drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Since January 2014, the state has provided more than $695 million for similar projects. Additionally, more than $300 million will be awarded through the Connect NC bond.

“Reliable infrastructure is crucial to protecting public health, improving quality of life, and providing economic opportunities in all of our communities,” said McCrory. “These projects will enhance water quality and pave the way for economic growth in towns across the state.”

The next round of funding in the fall of 2016 will include the first use of Connect NC bonds for water and sewer infrastructure projects. The Connect NC bond proposed by Governor McCrory and overwhelmingly approved by voters will provide more than $300 million for drinking and wastewater projects across the state.

Staff report

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