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:
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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