Sanitary districts get $3.4 million from stimulus
By Laura Collins
Published in News on June 24, 2009 1:46 PM
Three of the county's sanitary districts will receive extra help from the government in the form of $3.4 million in federal stimulus money.
Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District will receive about $1.6 million; Belfast Patetown Sanitary District will receive almost $1.2 million; and Northwestern Wayne Sanitary District will receive about $684,000.
According to Tyndall Lewis, of McDavid Associates Inc., the work planned for Southeastern Wayne includes construction of about 35,000 linear feet of new raw water lines to connect an existing inactive well to the district's water treatment plant.
The addition will allow the well to return to operation and to provide additional water supply, he said. The total cost of the work is about $2 million. The stimulus funding is a loan of which $796,500 is interest-free and will be repaid over 20 years. The rest of the funding does not have to be repaid.
For Belfast-Patetown District, the funding will provide about 16,500 linear feet of 8- and 12-inch water mains. The water mains will connect the district and Northwestern Wayne Sanitary District's distribution grids. The funds will also allow for wellhead and sitework improvements at an existing well which will allow the well to be placed into service, Lewis said.
The total cost of the work for the Belfast-Patetown Sanitary District is about $1.6 million. About $582,500 will be repaid without interest, and $582,000 of the funds will not have to be repaid.
The Northwestern Wayne Sanitary District plans to add 19,000 linear feet of 8- and 12-inch water mains along Pikeville-Princeton Road, west of NC-581. The water mains are expected to improve water distribution and allow connection to the Johnston County water system.
The work is expected to cost almost $1.2 million. Of the stimulus funding, $342,000 will be repaid, and $342,000 will be forgiven.
Lewis said bids will be received in July and August, and construction is expected to begin by October. Construction will likely last six to nine months.