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Water Infrastructure - State Water Infrastructure Authority

Water Infrastructure

State Water Infrastructure Authority

In 2013, the State Water Infrastructure Authority was created within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources under North Carolina General Statute 159G-70.  The Authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding both federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The authority is made up of nine members appointed as follows: 

  • Three of the members are state employees designated by the positions they hold: the director of the Division of Water Infrastructure, the Secretary of Commerce, and the director of the Local Government Commission within the Office of the State Treasurer.
  • Six of the members are appointed, two each by the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Each of the six appointed members is required by statute to be knowledgeable about public, local government-owned water and wastewater infrastructure.  

In addition to awarding funding, the authority is also responsible for developing a state water infrastructure master plan, recommending ways to maximize the use of available loan and grant funding resources, examining best and emerging practices, and assessing the need for a troubled system protocol.

The authority must meet at least four times per year. 

The Division of Water Infrastructure staff provides all support for the authority.  Francine Durso, PE, is the primary staff liaison to the authority and is the point of contact for the public for matters related to the authority. 

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 For assistance contact us at   

 919.707.9160

         

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N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure 

Mailing Address (USPS): 1633 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-1633    

Street Address (FedEx, UPS): 512 N. Salisbury St. 8th Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604

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