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Grants and loans are funded through the State Revolving Fund for Drinking Water, the State Revolving Fund for Drinking Water, State Reserve Programs for Drinking Water and Wastewater and Disaster Relief Supplementary Supplementary Appropriations Act, 2019.
The following municipalities and government entities were also eligible for loans: Eden ($ 7.16 million); Reidsville ($ 4.65 million); Asheboro ($ 2.7 million); Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority ($ 2.22 million); Trinidad ($ 1.35 million); Sparta ($ 1.55 million); Freedom ($ 150,000); Rockingham County ($ 150,000); Mayodan ($ 140,000); and Archdale ($ 135,000).
Unit in distress
The authority also approved the distress unit designation for Ronda and Wilkesboro.
They are among the last four cities to receive this designation, as well as the first in the Triad and Northwestern North Carolina. Eight cities have been designated to date.
The designations are based on struggling unit criteria approved by the authority at its November meeting and developed in collaboration with the Local Government Commission.
According to the state treasurer’s office, the designation could allow cities to qualify for funding to develop long-term solutions for their water and sanitation systems.