Hyde County, Town of Nags Head receive stormwater planning grants; Town of Plymouth to receive millions in low-interest loans

Published 8:36 pm Sunday, August 27, 2023

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Communities statewide will receive $223,019,448 in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 60 projects in 40 counties, including 41 construction projects. Over the last two years, North Carolina has invested $2.8 billion in water and wastewater infrastructure across the state.

“This funding will help us achieve our goal of safer, cleaner drinking water for all North Carolinians,” said Governor Roy Cooper in making the grant awards announcement. “We have already seen the positive impacts funding like this can have for drinking and wastewater projects across our state and are ready to get to work to help more communities.”

Recipients in the local area are Hyde County, the Town of Nags Head and the Town of Plymouth.

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Hyde County will receive up to $400,000 in grants to develop a comprehensive stormwater master plan for Ocracoke Village and capital improvement plan that will include conceptual design plans for three stormwater projects.

The Town of Nags Head will receive up to $400,000 to develop an update to its stormwater master plan.

The Town of Plymouth, a local government unit designated by the State Water Infrastructure Authority and the Local Government Commission as distressed, will receive up to $7.3 million in low-interest loans for its water system improvement project replacing all of the town’s old water metering systems and old galvanized water lines, as well as up to $9 million in low-interest loans to replace old sewer lines and reduce inflow and infiltration.