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Interested in knowing when the next State Water Infrastructure Authority meeting is scheduled or when the next funding application is due? Click the press release button on the right to stay up-to-date on the latest division news.

News, Meetings, Events and Training Sessions

Next State Water Infrastructure Authority Meeting:

July 8, 2020, via Webex:

  • See the link below for WebEx instructions and meeting-related information:

          https://deq.nc.gov/news/events/july-8-2020-state-water-infrastructure-authority-meeting

Future State Water Infrastructure Authority Meetings:

  • Sept. 16-17, 2020: Ground Floor Hearing Room, Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh 27604
  • Oct. 14, 2020: Ground Floor Hearing Room, Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh 27604
  • Dec. 9, 2020: American Institute of Architects Building, 14 E. Peace St., Raleigh 27604

 

Notice: Public Comment Period (May 4, 2020 - June 4, 2020)

May 4, 2020Public Comment Period Notice for 2020 Draft Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plans (IUPs)

Public Comment Period ends at 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2020

            DRAFT 2020 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP)

            DRAFT 2020 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP)

 

Submitting Spring 2020 Funding Applications:

***IMPORTANT: Please read ALL of the three links below:

***April 15, 2020 ASADRA Funding Application Deadline Update

***April 6, 2020 UPDATED Special Instructions for Spring 2020 SRF and ASADRA Applications

***March 24, 2020 Special Instructions for Spring 2020 SRF and ASADRA Applications:

 

Other News:

    Training

    Please Note: The rescheduled date for the Pembroke Appplication Training is Friday, March 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. For those already registered for the original date, your space is still guaranteed, and you can send a proxy in your place.

    Articles and News about "North Carolina's Statewide Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan: The Road to Viability"

    National articles/news about the Division of Water Infrastructure:

    June 2020: From "Circle of Blue", a national water news service: North Carolina in early stages of financial review, sees potentially large number of distressed water systems

    October 2019: Read about small community sewer system finances and systems at risk in this story featured in the national water news service "Circle of Blue". (Includes quotes from NC Divison of Water Infrastructure Director Kim Colson.) https://www.circleofblue.org/2019/world/leaky-sewers-plunge-small-north-carolina-towns-into-financial-crisis/?mc_cid=ae8a0e38b5&mc_eid=97d4d1113

    June 2019: Read about the post-hurricane challenges facing small towns in NC in this story featured in "Circle of Blue". (Includes quotes from NC Divison of Water Infrastructure Director Kim Colson.) Post-hurricane life for small town is difficult, with relentless challenges that try the patience, budgets and energy of town leaders and residents. A recent series of stories written by Brett Walton featured in the national water news service Circle of Blue captured post-hurricane life for the Town of Fair Bluff, one of the hardest hit by two recent hurricanes. The story on aging sewer systems features quotes from Division of Water infrastructure director Kim Colson. DWI has conducted a pilot study, featuring Fair Bluff, with implications for helping small towns statewide after severe storms and other challenges. Check out the story, which includes links to the series and a related photo gallery, here: Aging Sewer System Imperils North Carolina Town's Finances.

    December 2016: Water Finance and Management Journal:  "The Managerial Maestro Behind North Carolina’s Innovative Water Financing Model" 

     

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