Elkin has been named the recipient of $1.7 million to help with an emergency raw water line replacement, according to a release from the governor’s office.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced $119 million in funding for drinking water and wastewater projects recently, this included the Elkin project.
The $119 million included loans and grants for 50 projects across the state.
“Clean water and reliable infrastructure are essential to health, quality of life, and economic growth,” said McCrory. “With this funding, towns can protect their water quality and become more economically competitive.”
More than $500 million projects have been funded since January 2014 through the state’s water infrastructure authority.
“Many smaller towns would struggle to pay for critical repairs and modernization of their aging water infrastructure without these funds,” said Kim Colson of the state’s environmental agency.
“We are proud to help North Carolina communities tackle the challenge of maintaining viable, safe and efficient systems for their citizens,” Colson said.
The funding for the Elkin project came from the Drinking Water State Revolving fund and totaled $1,737,230. This fund is dedicated to drinking water source, treatment, storage or transmission and distribution systems.
The other two funds which money was allocated from include the clean water state revolving fund and the community development block grant for infrastructure program.