Yadkin County has received a $300,000 federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the East Bend Waterline Project.
The East Bend Waterline Project will provide water to the town of East Bend to enhance public health and safety, industrial development and economic growth. The total project is anticipated to cost about $5 million.
The county will install a 57,000-linear-feet waterline connected to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County line at Old 421 and will purchase water from the Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Commission.
ARC funds are being made available to the project through the North Carolina Department of Commerce (NCDOC) and will be administered in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between NCDOC and the ARC.
The application was subject to approval and recommendation for funding by Governor Pat McCrory prior to being further advanced for funding in Washington, D.C.
This project has been designed by Davis Martin and Powell, engineers in Winston-Salem and is expected to go out for bid in early 2016.
County Commissioner Chairman Kevin Austin said, “This is another important event in the progress of Yadkin County as we provide much needed services to a large portion of our citizens while saving the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital construction costs. We are indeed very appreciative to the Appalachian Regional Commission and the North Carolina Department of Commerce for their tremendous help and assistance in this project.”