Governor Cooper Announces $194 Million for Water and Sewer System Improvements

July 2020

Governor Roy Cooper announced today $194 million in loans and grants to help pay for 54 drinking water and wastewater projects.

The project funding was approved July 8 by the State Water Infrastructure Authority. The authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Other responsibilities include developing a state water infrastructure master plan, recommending ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, and examining best and emerging practices.

“North Carolina’s communities need strong, resilient water infrastructure to support economic development,” said Governor Cooper. “This funding provides water and wastewater improvements essential for clean water, public health and a brighter economic future.”

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