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By Erin Smith

Some Bladen County towns will soon begin work on water and sewer projects thanks to funding provided through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Water Quality’s Division of Water Infrastructure. The Division of Water Infrastructure recently approved more than $240 million in loans and grants statewide.

In Bladen County, the towns of Dublin, Bladenboro White Lake and Elizabethtown all had projects approved for funding. 

Two projects were approved for funding through the Community Development Block Grant-Infrastructure Hurricane Matthew Project. The town of Dublin was approved for $640,500 for a water line replacement. 

The town of Bladenboro was also approved through CDBG-I the for $250,000 for the purchase of two generators to assist with back power for the town’s utility systems. 

The town of White Lake received funding through the Wastewater State Reserve Project funding. The town will receive $2,037,546 for sewer repairs.

The town of Elizabethtown was approved for funding from the Asset Inventory and Assessment grant fund. The town was approved to receive $150,000 for a wastewater asset inventory/assessment and an additional $150,000 for a water asset inventory/assessment.