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Authority to discuss water infrastructure project funding

RALEIGH — The State Water Infrastructure Authority will discuss next week applications submitted for funding during the 2021 spring…

RALEIGH — The State Water Infrastructure Authority will discuss next week applications submitted for funding during the 2021 spring funding round, including the $1.88 million Edenton applied for to improve its wastewater system.

The meeting is at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Archdale Building’s Ground Floor Hearing Room. The agenda and related documents are on the authority’s website.

Edenton is the only coastal local government of the 13 recommended for wastewater project funding. The funds are to be used to rehabilitate 7,815 feet of sanitary sewer and 17 manholes. No coastal communities are listed for the drinking water projects.

The agenda also includes approval of changes to criteria that determine an applicant’s eligibility for grant and principal forgiveness, and approval of priority rating systems for
wastewater and drinking water projects and viable utility reserve study grants.

The authority is an independent body with that awards federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects as well as develop a state water infrastructure master plan, recommend ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, and examining best and emerging practices.

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