North Carolina Gov. Cooper Highlights Clean Water Infrastructure Investments in Two Counties

Dec. 26, 2022
Part of this investment will go toward clear well replacement.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper press release

Governor Roy Cooper visited Yadkin and Surry counties to highlight water infrastructure grant funding. The Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority in Elkin will receive $4 million for floodplain resiliency wastewater collection system improvements. Jonesville will receive $8.1 million for water treatment plant filter and clear well replacement and $6.9 million for meters and water line replacement.

“Access to clean drinking water is critical for healthy and thriving communities,” Governor Cooper said. “This funding will give families and business owners in Jonesville, Elkin and Ronda more confidence in their infrastructure so they can continue to grow.”

On average, North Carolina invests about $200 million annually in the state’s water infrastructure. But thanks to historic federal funding passed by Congress and signed by President Biden, North Carolina is investing $2.3 billion over two years in water and wastewater infrastructure in communities across the state.

In July, the Governor announced $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 385 projects statewide, including 140 construction projects.

To date, 86 counties are receiving funds from the American Rescue Plan Act funds, state reserve funds and state budget allocations to upgrade their water infrastructure. Here are some of the ways these investments are strengthening communities across the state:

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