Sunday, July 14

More than 12.5 million in Funding Approved for Liberty Wastewater Treatment Plant

ASHEBORO N.C. – Late last month Governor Cooper announced millions of dollars in water and sewer infrastructure funding projects for communities across North Carolina including more than 12.5 million for Wastewater Collection System Improvements for the town of Liberty.

In a press release on February 24th, 2023, House Democratic Leader Robert Reives announced that $12.5 million had been allocated for wastewater collection system improvements in Liberty, as well as a $400,000 grant for pre-construction planning.

Approval is still needed from the Local Government Commission (LGC).

The funding comes as a part of billions of dollars in federal money made available through the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Chatham and Randolph are growing quickly — as fast as any other part of our state. With that growth, we need to make investments in our water and sewer infrastructure in order to continue serving both residents and new businesses,” Rep. Robert Reives said. “I am glad to see this money coming into our
communities to ensure clean water is available for every resident, and so that we keep pace with the needs of new industries locating here.”

Also, a part of the announcement was the approval of funding for several Chatham County projects which includes $5.6 million for the Pittsboro Water Treatment Plant for additional PFAS Treatment Facilities, $12.22 million for UV-AOP Treatment Facilities, $10.5 million for Wastewater Transmission System Improvements, and around $900,000 for sewer and storm water systems in Siler City.

Randolph News Now reached out to the Liberty Town Hall earlier last week for more information and comment on the funding but has not heard back at this time.