Wilkesboro, Davie County Water Projects Become Eligible for State Grants and Loans | State and Region

A total of nine counties and rural communities in the Triad and northwestern North Carolina have been made eligible for state water and sewer grants and loans, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.

The largest initiative involves Wilkesboro, which was eligible for a state revolving fund loan of up to $29.5 million, as well as a $3 million grant and loan principal forgiveness of $500,000 for the expansion of the Wilkesboro Cub Creek water infrastructure.

Graham was made eligible for a loan of up to $9.65 million, as well as a loan principal forgiveness of $500,000, for an aqueduct improvement project.

Davie County has been made eligible for a $9.12 million loan for a water supply improvement project from the State Revolving Fund for Clean Water.

The funding will help pay for the expansion of the Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant, adding an interconnection to the town of Mocksville, allowing Mocksville to decommission its Lagle Water Treatment Plant.

In July, Davie County Public Utilities received approval for a $6.93 million loan from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund. This loan will be used for the same water treatment plant initiative.

In February 2021, Davie received up to $21.1 million to expand its Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant.

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