MEDIA ADVISORY: State Water Infrastructure Authority to meet April 9 and 10 in Boone


The State Water Infrastructure Authority will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, at the High Country Council of Government building, 468 New Market Boulevard, Boone 28607. The meeting is open to the public, with an opportunity for informal public comments.

 Agenda items include:

At the Tuesday, April 9 meeting (begins at 1:00 p.m.):

  • Presentations by Local Governments Utility Organizations:
    • Courtney Driver, PE, Utilities Director, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities
    • Phillip Trew, Planning & Development Director, High Country Council of Government
    • Nicole Johnston, Executive Director, Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority 
  • Presentation: North Carolina’s Pilot Water Loss Control Technical Assistance Program
    • Steve Cavanaugh, PE, President/Chief Innovation Officer, Cavanaugh Solutions, and AWWA Water Loss Control Committee Outreach Chair
    • Nicole Wilkinson McIntosh, Coordinator for Research & Outreach, NC Water Resources Research Institute, North Carolina State University


At the Wednesday, April 10 meeting (begins at 9:00 a.m.):

  • Presentations by Local Governments and Utility Organizations:
    • Radford Thomas, Director of Public Utilities, City of Lenoir
  • Priority System Modifications for the 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs and Priority System Modifications for Community Development Block Grant-Infrastructure Program

The authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Other responsibilities include developing a state water infrastructure master plan, recommending ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, and examining best and emerging practices.

WHO:               The State Water Infrastructure Authority

WHAT:             Regular Meeting (in Boone, NC)

WHEN:             Tuesday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 a.m.           

WHERE:           High Country Council of Government building, 468 New Market Boulevard,
                          Boone NC 28607


AGENDA for both days:  NOTE: Times indicated on the agenda are guidelines.

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