$10.3 million awarded for ‘repair and replace’ plan at Rowland’s wastewater plant

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Gov. Roy Cooper toured the Town of Rowland’s wastewater plant recently, highlighting a $10.3 million clean water infrastructure grant that the town is receiving to replace and repair sanitary sewer infrastructure.

“Strong communities require strong infrastructure,” Cooper said. “This investment will help make needed improvements to the town’s wastewater system, so Rowland and Robeson County can be an even stronger, healthier and more resilient place for all.”

Rowland owns and operates a wastewater collection system that serves a large majority of the town’s population. The plan is to replace gravity sewer lines, rehabilitate four pump stations and improve wastewater treatment plant infrastructure, all operating past their expected service life.

Improvements will help eliminate large volumes of extraneous flow in the system and help end the sewer line moratorium.

Grants will provide resources to replace and upgrade mechanical and electrical systems throughout the wastewater plant and its four pump stations and replace older sewer mains.

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 and 86 counties are receiving funds to upgrade their water infrastructure.

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